Media Releases

An itemised list of the most recent media releases (cross referenced to any relevant item in other places on the site, Statistics, Reference Library etc.). Journalists are invited to add their details to our database for the direct and regular receipt of EAFA press materials by completing this media form.

Challenging market for European aluminium foil across all segments in 2023

Demand for European aluminium foil remained well below 2022 levels throughout 2023 as all segments, both at home and abroad, recorded double digit falls in the final quarter of the year.

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Aluminium foil deliveries depressed by de-stocking and weaker demand

Year to date (YTD) deliveries of aluminium foil for the first six months of 2023 saw demand drop 9.4% to 444,000 tonnes, with both domestic deliveries and exports down.

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Aluminium foil deliveries return to pre-pandemic levels and inflation and inventory management affect demand

Following a long period of higher levels of demand for aluminium foil, due to inventory building and pandemic related demand from consumers, trading has returned to levels last seen in 2020.

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Stable performance for European foil rollers in 2022

Full year figures for European aluminium foil production in 2022 show a stable development (+0,4%) in volume over the previous 12 months, reaching 971.300 tonnes (2021: 967.000t). Despite market uncertainties and high energy costs, both domestically and in export markets deliveries remained resilient, according to figures released recently by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

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Solid performance for aluminium foil deliveries in Q3 maintains 2022 progress

Despite a small dip in deliveries in the third quarter of 2022, down just 0,3% at 237,800 tonnes compared to the same period in 2021, the year to date (YTD) performance is still 0,4% ahead of the previous year. The three-month period July to September 2022 saw a solid performance across all markets.

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