STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil 2013 primary aluminum output falls 9.2 pct

Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:25am EST

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Brazil's primary aluminum production fell 9.2 percent to 1.3 million tonnes in 2013, compared with 1.44 million tonnes a year earlier, the Brazilian Aluminum Association said on Thursday. The decline came despite a reduction in Brazilian electricity costs, which eased producers' difficulties but failed to bring operating costs down to a competitive level, the association said.

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