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Dirty Metal – China’s Troublesome Tether Between Coal And Aluminium

Dirty Metal – China’s Troublesome Tether Between Coal And Aluminium

The year 2019 has been a red-letter year for the aluminium sector in the People’s Republic of China. Despite trade tensions, tariffs, reciprocal tariffs, environmental crackdowns, and all manner of price fluctuations across the entire spectrum of the aluminium value chain, the...

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Aluminium Prices in Q2: A Market Analysis

Base metals prices tumbled in the last week of April and at the start of May, with the aluminium price falling to US$ 1765/t on May 10 (cash LME, US$ 1800.5/t 3-month), the lowest since January 2017. While there is no one reason for this series of plunges, lower than expected economic indexes both in […]

Research and Investment Hail Changing Tides for Montenegro’s KAP

On April 25, Montenegro’s Uniprom D.O.O. (owners of Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica, KAP) started construction works on a €15 million aluminium billets production plant with a planned capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year. Uniprom promised production to start by end of 2019. The company also plans to open in the coming months an €11 million plant […]

Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

This is an exciting time indeed for aluminium consumption, with demand for this highly versatile metal continuing to rise to dizzying heights with every new estimate. Among the brighter stars in the consumption constellation continues to be that of electric vehicles. As has been detailed in these pages over the years, the rise of the […]

Leaders Emerge In The Aluminium Industry’s Race To Zero Carbon

One of the aluminium industry’s major goals continues to be the production of metal in a manner that emits the smallest carbon footprint possible. Man-made climate change has become an ever more critical issue, and many of the major players in the global aluminium industry have taken the initiative and made great strides in limiting […]