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Aluminium at the LME Week – Key Takeaways

Aluminium at the LME Week – Key Takeaways

Between October 28 and November 1st, London hosted the traditional London Metals Exchange (LME) Week gathering of analysts, brokers, traders and industry experts from all over the world to hear and exchange information on latest developments related to base metals and their...

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China’s Aluminium Exports Break Record In January

Continued tepid domestic demand coaxed out a bumper crop of aluminium exports from the People’s Republic of China last month, breaking a four-year record high in the process. According to data from China’s Customs department on Thursday, domestic smelters sent 552 thousand metric tons overseas last month, besting December’s revised total of 520 thousand metric […]

China Ships Record 5.8 Million Metric Tons Of Aluminium In 2018

Aluminium exports from the People’s Republic of China set a new record last year, besting 2017’s total by 20.9 percent thanks in part to demand for Chinese aluminium bolstered by oppressive sanctions levied on Russia’s U.C. Rusal by the United States government. According to data released yesterday by China’s General Administration of Customs, Chinese smelters […]

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 […]