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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...


Explaining Global Aluminium Flows and Smelter Costs

Since October 22, aluminium prices have been trading below US$ 2000/tonne, and are currently barely keeping above US$ 1900/tonne. Without much good news on horizon, uncertainty over U.S.-China trade war persisting, and further strengthening of the US dollar, it would seem that demand for aluminium has completely stalled. But that’s not at all the case […]

Better Times Ahead For the Aluminium Industry

Even if it was obvious that aluminium prices will rise in the second half of the year, there were no signs that this would occur in August. The month started with aluminium on the backfoot, as prices shortly dipped below US$ 1890/t, before breaching the US$ 2000/t mark for the first time since December 2014. […]

A way of optimism lifts metal prices

Base metal prices surged in February after the lowest start of the year since the global financial crisis in 2009, as a way of optimism prevailed among investors on stronger than expected U.S. economic data. Both aluminium and copper prices reached the highest levels for the previous three months, with aluminium LME cash price for […]

Rise in Prices for Aluminium, Alumina This Week; Experts Predict Gains to Continue

Prices for aluminium and alumina are turning around this week, according to various reports. On Monday, spot prices for Japanese aluminum import premiums rose to US$110 to US$115 per metric ton plus London Metal Exchange cash, CIF Japan, as a result of several Japanese traders seeking deliveries after the financial year closes in March. The […]