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10 Aluminium

Commodity Trade and Finance

10 Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust and the third most abundant of all elements, coming after oxygen and silicon. It is, however, a relatively new metal, isolated only in the first quarter of the nineteenth century by a Danish chemist. Since then, aluminium has come a very long way, and is currently the second most widespread metal after iron, having penetrated several industrial sectors, and having displaced traditional metals, such as copper, tin, and iron itself.

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