REVIEW OF 2013: Brazil's aluminium market – a year of supply woes, high premiums, tough negotiations

Brazil's domestic aluminium premiums shot up this year on fears of inadequate supply, forcing market participants to secure material through contracts.

“This was, without any doubt, a very hard year for the sector,” an aluminium trader told Metal Bulletin.

In the January-November period, local primary aluminium production fell 9% year-on-year to...


Carolina Guerra

December 23, 2013

11:54 GMT

São Paulo