European Al market heads for more traditional ‘mating season’

European aluminium sellers are reporting a busy week without actually reporting many sales, as market participants prepare for a more traditional mating season in the last quarter of the year.

“We’re very busy – there are a lot of enquiries for the first quarter and some still for the fourth quarter this year, but we’ve not concluded anything yet,” a producer said.

Buying strategies among aluminium consumers have varied over the past few years, as people struggled to come to terms with high aluminium premiums and hugely inconsistent price forecasts, and as uncertainty over the effects of...

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Jethro Wookey

October 02, 2014

17:05 GMT

London