Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                     Report on Form 6-K dated July 16, 2003

                           Commission File No. 1-14110


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     Enclosure: Press release dated July 16, 2003, announcing the consensus
                       forecasts for Pechiney's results.

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                   Consensus forecasts for Pechiney's results

Paris, July 16. 2003 - A survey by Pechiney of 13 analysts following the stock
has resulted in the following consensus forecasts for the company's Q2-03
results and for the group's full year 2003 results.

            (euro)m                        Q2 - 03             Q2 - 02             FY - 03             FY - 02
                                   Low     Average     High     Hist.     Low      Average     High     Hist.
Earnings from Operations           50        67         78       137      207        274       361       407
Reported Net Income               -15        15         30        9       -31        60        156       -50
Adjusted Net Income*                8        26         37       74        50        119       171       211
Adjusted Net Income*
Per share                         0.10      0.33       0.48     0.94      0.64      1.53       2.20     2.69

(*) Adjusted Net Income is defined as Reported Net Income excluding the impact,
after taxes, of Restructuring expense, Other (expense) income and other
non-recurring items.

The above consensus is shown in French GAAP. Please also note that, in US GAAP,
goodwill is no longer amortized from January 1. 2002.

Firms contributing to the consensus were ABN Amro, Aurel Leven, BB&T Capital
Markets, CAI Cheuvreux, CDC IXIS Securities, Credit Lyonnais Securities,
Deutsche Bank, Dexia Securities, Exane, ING Financial Markets, Merrill Lynch,
Morgan Stanley and UBS Warburg.

Pursuant to article 7 of the COB Rule book n(degree) 2002-04, this press release
was disclosed to the Commission des Operations de Bourse before its release.

Pechiney is an international group listed on the Paris and New York stock
exchanges. Its three core businesses are primary aluminium, aluminium conversion
and packaging. Pechiney achieved sales of (euro)11.9 billion in 2002. It employs
34,000 employees.

The opinions and projections contained in this press release are entirely those
of independent analysts and have not been prepared or reviewed by Pechiney.
Pechiney makes no representation concerning the quality, content or reliability
of these opinions and projections, which are provided as a convenience only.
Neither Pechiney nor any of its directors, officers or employees shall be in any
way responsible for the contents of this press release, nor shall any of them be
liable for any loss arising from the use of these opinions and projections or
otherwise arising in connection therewith. Actual results may differ materially
from those set forth in any forward-looking statements in this press release (as
defined in section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended). These
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors that may cause Pechiney's actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from the independent opinions and
projections contained in this press release.

Press Contacts :                                  Investor Relations Contacts :
Chrystele Ivins : Tel. : 33 1 56 28 24 18         Charles L. Ranunkel: Tel.: 33 1 56 28 25 07                                           Fax : 33 1 56 28 33 38
Stephan Giraud :  Tel. : 33 1 56 28 24 19

                     Communication Department- Press Office
       75218 Paris cedex 16 - France - Internet :


          Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Pechiney has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: July 16, 2003                     PECHINEY

                                        By:    /s/ OLIVIER MALLET
                                        Name:  Olivier MALLET
                                        Title: Chief Financial Officer