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July 18, 2011 08:56 ET

Research on Alcoa Inc. and Century Aluminum Co. -- Aluminum Industry Steady Despite Recovery Slowdown

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Aluminum industry and has completed analytical research on Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) and Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Aluminum companies have come down a little during the economic recovery's latest stumble. Demand from several industries has softened slightly but does remain strong in other areas. Demand for aluminum is still expected to grow 12% in 2011. Despite some recent headwinds, several companies still turned in, or are expected to turn in, second quarter profits. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Aluminum industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Aluminum industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Alcoa Inc. and Century Aluminum Co.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Alcoa Inc., the largest aluminum producer in the U.S, is among the companies that saw growth in the second quarter. Revenues climbed 27% on a year over year basis. Given Alcoa's position atop the industry, its strong performance could also provide a boost to smaller aluminum companies like Century Aluminum Co. which is expected to report second quarter earnings in early-August. Investors looking for free research on Alcoa Inc. and Century Aluminum Co. are welcome to sign up at or

Margins of several aluminum companies were pressured by fluctuating currencies, rising oil and electricity prices. Chinese efforts to curb inflation have also led to a slowdown in construction, denting exports of some aluminum companies. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.
Overall, the aluminum industry is still in a good position. A sustained slowdown in the economic recovery could change that though. The industry could benefit from rising copper prices as well, as many companies opt for aluminum when copper becomes too expensive.

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