Abstract: the daily output of masks in China reached 11.6 billion on February 29th. The main raw material of the nose clamp of the mask is aluminum alloy.
According to foreign news on March 3, Aladdin (Aladdiny) released research data on Tuesday that under the COVID-19 epidemic, the amount of aluminum needed for mask production in China this year will exceed 100 million at the end of February, according to the China Development and Reform Commission. On February 29, the national daily production of masks reached 11.6 billion. The main raw material of the nose clamp of the mask is aluminum. Aladdin calculated the corresponding aluminum consumption, which is 1305 tons a month in the production of masks on the basis of 30 days a month. Although it is uncertain how long the epidemic will last, annual consumption of nearly 16000 tons easily exceeds Eiffel's total weight of 10100 tons. However, demand for masks has had little impact on China's annual consumption of 36 million tonnes of aluminium.
As the epidemic affected manufacturing companies to return to work, which in turn affected aluminum demand, Shanghai aluminum prices fell sharply and are now near-annual lows.