Malaysia is looking to reduce its reliance on imported goods, and potentially move away from a reliance on aluminium packing boxes.
The Malaysian government wants to reduce the country’s reliance on aluminum packing boxes by creating a system that would allow it to send more aluminium, such as in containers, to the country.
Malaysia’s aluminium industry has seen its value rise over the past two decades.
Aluminium production rose by 30% to $7.5 billion in 2016, up from $2.7 billion in 2009.
Aluminium, which is a strong contributor to the weight of products like food and medicines, is also used in some products such as batteries.
Aluminum has been increasingly used in manufacturing in recent years due to its low cost and ease of transport.
The aluminium industry, which was hit hard by the 2008 global financial crisis, has seen an average decline in output of up to 4% annually since 2012, according to the Malaysian government.