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 […]

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 […]