From Commodities-now.com: The calculated market surplus for primary aluminium for January to October 2008 was 1132 kt which compares with a surplus of 44 kt registered in the first ten months of 2007 and a total surplus of 269 kt recorded in 2007.
Demand for primary aluminium was 32.02 million tonnes, 581 kt more then the equivalent total for January to October 2007. Production rose by 1669 kt to 33.15 million tonnes during the same period. …. Full Article: Source