Alcoa Corporation

Alcoa to Boost Bauxite Exports from Western Australia

Alcoa to Boost Bauxite Exports from Western Australia

Alcoa’s Roy Harvey informed participants in a quarterly earnings call this week that he expects the firm to “dramatically” increase bauxite exports from its operations in Western Australia after the first shipment of ore from the region last month. The company’s first...


Portland Smelter Workers Offered More Leave

The future of Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia continues to remain uncertain after the firm offered additional annual leave. The smelter has been operating at one-quarter capacity, was damaged last month after a brief loss of power allowed aluminium to solidify along one of the plant’s two potlines. Although the Victorian Government and Alcoa did […]

AWAC to Close Suriname’s Suralco Refinery

Aluminium producer Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that it would be closing the Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname. The firm said in a press release that the mine had been curtailed for over a year prior to this announcement. Alcoa said also that it would not close the refinery’s power source, the Afobaka […]

Abal Sees Lower Aluminium Imports into Brazil This Year As Premiums Climb

Prices and demand for aluminium in Brazil are expected to rise in the coming year according to the experts interviewed by Metal Bulletin. However, the picture for exports of the metal isn’t quite as rosy. Brazil sent almost 300,000 metric tons of unwrought aluminium overseas through November last year, which is 9% higher year-on-year according […]

Sources: Japan’s Q1 Aluminium Premiums Set at US$95 Per Ton

According to sources privy to quarterly pricing talks, premiums for aluminium imported into Japan during the first quarter this year are set at US$95 per ton. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, indicated that the rise in spot premiums due to production problems at Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia, prompted the […]