Aluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange weakened during Asian morning trading on Wednesday, after market participants were left with little to cheer about due to the uncertainty surrounding China’s plans for further aluminium capacity cuts this year.
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over the past week, following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to impose a 10% tariff on aluminium imports into the United States.
Spain’s Atlantic Copper will be looking to maximize output at its Huelva smelter
even as it expects the copper concentrates market to tighten further, the company’s chief executive officer Javier Targhetta said.
The changing dynamics of bauxite and alumina markets
have demanded an evolution in the means of pricing them.
Car production in Mexico increased by 6.2% year on year
in February, according to figures released by national automotive association Amia on Tuesday.
Trump’s proposed 25% tariff on foreign steel imports could drive hot-rolled coil prices to $1,000 per ton
, helping US mills but hurting domestic steel consumers and the wider US economy, according to industry experts.