Japanese Q4 Aluminium Premium Dips Amid Sluggish Demand

Japanese Q4 Aluminium Premium Dips Amid Sluggish Demand

Japan’s aluminium premium for the fourth quarter shipments decreased 24% to US$97 per metric ton, down from US$127.5 per metric ton in the previous quarter, according to sources close to the pricing discussions. This figure is the lowest since the Q1 of...


Japan Aluminium Premiums Drop By 33 Percent In Fourth Quarter

Fourth quarter aluminium prices in Japan took a tumble this week, as buyers are reporting a steep drop in premiums asked for and received in recent days. According to unidentified sources who spoke to Reuters this week, Japanese aluminium buyers have struck deals with at least two major producers to take delivery of primary aluminium […]

Sumitomo Predicts Premiums For Japanese Aluminium Will Continue To Fall

Next year’s aluminium premiums in Japan will likely fall in the US$125 to US$148 range, but Russian supplies of the metal will continue to be a wild card in 2023. Such was the prediction by Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp last week. Currently the premiums for the third quarter are US$148 per metric ton above […]

Japan Calls Upon United States For Deal On Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs

Japanese trade minister Koichi Hagiuda called upon the United States government to end Trump-era aluminium and steel tariffs during an online meeting with his American counterpart on Thursday. Hagiuda met with United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai last week in a meeting over the Section 232 blanket tariffs on steel and aluminium that were implemented […]