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Why Did the Aluminium Price Fall Below US$ 2000?

Why Did the Aluminium Price Fall Below US$ 2000?

It’s not surprising when the seasonal slowdown pushes aluminium prices to fall below US$ 2000/tonne in July. But when prices sink at the end of the “mating season” in late October, analysts are rightly worried. Last October for example, the average price...

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Can Venezuela’s primary aluminium industry survive?

Primary aluminium production has been a crucial part of Venezuela’s economy since the creation of the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) in 1960. Alcasa was established in 1967 and Interalumina in 1977. After the commissioning of the 47,000 GWh Guri dam, Venalum started operations, while in 1979, the Bauxiven mine and Cabelum began to produce […]

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 […]

U.S. Sanctions May Mean A Lonely Mating Season For Rusal

The yearly highlight of the global aluminium industry is set to begin on Wednesday in Berlin: Metal Bulletin’s 33rd International Aluminium Conference. The three-day meeting is typically considered the ground for the so-called “mating season,” that time of the year when deals are struck between aluminium suppliers and their buyers for what sales of aluminium above […]

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 […]

Duty tweak can power India’s secondary aluminium growth

India’s secondary aluminium makers are not perturbed by the import levies announced by the Donald Trump administration. What has disconcerted the fragmented industry is the inverted duty structure perpetuated by the federal government in the country. What’s more, the unabated exports of primary aluminium both unwrought metal and some rolled products and ingots have unnerved […]