Goran Djukanovic

Aluminium: Year in Review and What to Expect in 2019

Aluminium: Year in Review and What to Expect in 2019

It’s been a rocky year for metal prices. The second half of the year, especially November and December, were quite a disappointment, and all five LME traded base metals are on track to post yearly drops. The main reason for this negative...


CRU Group’s main points at Aluminium Düsseldorf and LME Week

This year, both Aluminium Düsseldorf, and LME Week’s annual gathering in London, were scheduled for the second week of October, with most events taking place within the span of just four days (October 8-11). Below are some of the main conclusions from the presentation given by CRU analysts Greg Wittbecker (CRU Breakfast, LME Week in […]

What Happened at the LME Week Seminar

The LME Week, the traditional gathering of the metal world in London, brought together this past week analysts, traders, bankers etc. to exchange information, share opinions, as well as decide future moves. The most significant single event during the Week is without doubt the LME Seminar, which reached this year a high audience of over […]

Aluminium Prices in Q4: Uncertainty vs. Demand

The aluminium LME cash price finished the month at US$ 2011/tonne after a bumpy ride, which saw it see-sawing around US$ 2000/tonne during the last three weeks. But are current levels sustainable or will we see further spikes in the price of the commodity by the end of the year? While forecasting in an uncertain […]

Main takeaways from the 33rd Metal Bulletin Aluminium Conference

The 33rd Metal Bulletin aluminium conference took place at the Berlin Hilton hotel in the German capital, between September 12-14. The main topics discussed at the conference, both at executive panels and during the lunch and coffee breaks, were the sanctions on UC Rusal and the US –China trade war, both seen as major sources […]

The Great Comeback of EVs

In an era of rapid expansion of electric vehicles (EVs), not many people know that more than 100 years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, EVs commanded 30% of the automobile market. Actually, during the first decades of the century, EVs dominated U.S. roads, before innovations improved motor vehicles and significantly reduced costs […]