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Half-Year Report: Aluminium Prices Still Under Pressure

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...

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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 market sentiment is the lasting uncertainty over U.S.- China trade sanctions and the […]

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 for the month was US$ 2130/tonne and was the highest monthly average for […]

Higher Prices Pull China’s Aluminium Production to Nine-Month Highs in April

Higher prices and the end of winter restrictions drove aluminium production in the People’s Republic of China to its highest level in nine months, reaching a country-wide total of 2.77 million metric tons of virgin aluminium in the month of April. According to numbers released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, production of […]

U.S. Tariffs Notwithstanding, China’s Aluminium Exports Rose By 0.2% in April

Despite the blanket tariffs on aluminium imports imposed by the Trump administration, exports of the metal from the People’s Republic of China in April were slightly above the amount shipped in March. According to numbers lately released by China’s General Administration of Customs, 451 thousand metric tons of raw aluminium and aluminium products departed Chinese […]