Japan Colored Aluminium Shipment Drops by 5% in 2005

Japanese shipment of colored aluminium decreased by 5% to 27,116 tonnes in 2005 from 2004, declining for 2 straight years, according to Japan Aluminium Association. The shipment decreased slightly for transport machines, the major application of colored aluminium, when the shipment decreased for other applications.The shipment of colored aluminium continued to decrease for building walls in construction usage in the year. The shipment turned into decrease for electric and mechanical components in applications other than construction. The shipment was stagnant for non-construction usage, which led the total shipment volume before.