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Aluminium Prices Under Double Pressure: Trade Wars and Chinese Exports

Aluminium Prices Under Double Pressure: Trade Wars and Chinese Exports

Base metals prices tumbled to their lowest in several weeks at the start of August, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would slap a 10% tariff on the remaining US$ 300 billion of Chinese imports from September 1, after no progress...

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Half-Year Report: Aluminium Prices Still Under Pressure

Base metals prices continued to slide in May and early June, with metals traded on the LME witnessing some serious losses, causing the index to drop by 6.6% in May. The reason for this fall remains the same: investors are cautious about demand for metals amid a lack of progress in the prolonged U.S.-China trade […]

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 […]