NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: EV production effect; tungsten prices climb; Sohar Aluminium suspension; Huayou investment

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from the past five days in the metals markets.


Base metals Sohar Aluminium has put together a team of industry experts to assess how quickly metal production at its Oman smelter can be restarted and for a return to full production levels.  BHP has received funding approval for phase one of a nickel sulphate project to tap into the growing electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion battery market.  Current projections for growth in electric vehicle (EV) production will have a “major” effect on demand for copper, cobalt and nickel.  The CME’s duty paid aluminium premium contract, which is settled against the Metal Bulletin benchmark, traded in record volumes. In total, 1,680 lots were traded, equating to 42,000 tonnes, smashing the previous record set on Tuesday this week at 960 lots or...


Alice Mason

August 11, 2017

17:46 GMT