A handful of poll questions were asked to the attendees at the Harbor Aluminum Outlook conference today, some of which bear sharing, especially since they take 2012 aluminum prices into consideration — and what industrial buyers, sellers, analysts and others are expecting for 2013.
Do you think speculative flows play a role in the determination of long term prices?
- Yes, a bit — 42%
- Yes, significantly — 47%
- Not really — 11%
Speculation is playing as big a role as ever — see our earlier post.
Do you think aluminum prices are:
- Overvalued? — 10%
- Undervalued? — 68%
- Fairly valued — 22%
I believe the bulk of demand/business growth in 2013 will come from:
- North America — 62%
- China — 23%
- EU, Latin America and India distant third, fourth, fifth places
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