NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: LME Week news; Rusal extension; Alumina decline; Chuquicamata operating at reduced rate

Fastmarkets MB rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

Base metals In breaking news this afternoon, the US Treasury Department has further extended the expiration date of general licenses relating to UC Rusal until December 12. Codelco's Chuquicamata division will be running at reduced operating rates until mid-November following a technical fault at the Teniente copper converter last month, the company told Fastmarkets. The Fastmarkets MB alumina index fob Australia dropped below $500 per tonne on Friday October 12 following the Brazilian government’s U-turn on an earlier decision, allowing the Alunorte alumina refinery to resume production at 50% capacity. This week, participants from the metals industry met in London for the annual gathering at LME Week. Trafigura chief executive...


Alice Mason

October 12, 2018

16:55 GMT