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Metal Cans
May 2021 Raw Material Update

North America
Tinplate spot prices were stable in April despite continued upward movement for steel coil prices.  European imports are more cost competitive because of exchange rates recently.

Aluminum can stock prices are stronger on primary aluminum values and strong downstream demand for beverages.  The increase coming out of April was about 2%.


Europe
Tinplate spot prices moved higher by 2% in April on much stronger hot rolled band values in the region.

Aluminum Can Stock prices were also higher by 2% in April on strength in primary aluminum prices on the London Metal Exchange and strong beverage demand.

Asia
Tinplate prices moved higher by 2.5% in April as steel producers continued to move coil prices higher coming into Q2.

Aluminum can stock prices in Asia  were stable to down slightly as primary aluminum prices on the Shanghai Exchange were muted in April.


Here is a sampling of information that other sources don't provide
Actual prices for annual contracts and spot tinplate rather than indices
Import Prices for major exporting nations
Projections for all major input costs updated quarterly
Extensive tracking of steel coil prices and accurate projections 12 months out
Import volumes by country
Import prices from each country
Example tinplate can cost breakdowns
Detailed cost improvement recommendations
Pricing for all geographies
Tinplate supply & demand
Metal can market data
Decorating costs

Here is a sampling of the content we provide
Metal can market data
Primary aluminum supply and demand history and projections
Accurate primary and scrap aluminum projections
Accurate Forecasts for can stock prices 
Decorating Costs
 
Metal Can Cost Models
Pack Trax metal can cost models are cost effective
software that is designed for packaging procurement
professionals.  The metal can software is simple to useand allows you to select a variety of can types for both tinplate and aluminum cans.  

Each cost driver can be optimized using recommendations from our extensive User Guide.

This places packaging procurement professionals in a position to lead supplier cost improvement with can suppliers.