NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Alcoa to shut two aluminium plants; BHP’s zinc output rises 5%; Molybdenum prices drop; Ningxia Tianyuan restarting production in December

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

Base metals Alcoa intends to shut its Spanish aluminium smelting operations at La Coruña and Avilés, saying they are the least productive in the Alcoa system due to structural issues. BHP’s zinc concentrates production rose 5% year on year in the three months ended September 30, according to the company’s quarterly production report. China’s domestic stainless steel prices moved down over...


Cristina Belda

October 19, 2018

17:21 GMT