August 2021

MORNING VIEW: LME base metals prices down across the board in early trading

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were weaker on the morning of Thursday August 26, although for the most part they seem to be consolidating after recent volatility.


A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday August 25.

LIVE FUTURES 25/08: Prices up slightly for all LME metals except copper

There were small rises on the London Metal Exchange for most futures contracts at the close on August 25, with lead rising the most by 1%, despite low volumes traded in some metals.

MORNING VIEW: LME base metals - another rebound after another shake-out

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mainly weaker on the morning of Wednesday August 25, although they had previously rebounded from last week’s weakness.

GLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Global premiums hold steady at elevated ranges

Slower spot activity prevented any changes to the US Midwest aluminium premium although deals were still concluded at high end of Fastmarkets' assessment range on Tuesday August 24.

LIVE FUTURES 25/08: LME base metals edge up, copper warrant cancellations continue

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board during morning trading on Wednesday August 25, with nickel and aluminium registering the highest gains, building on the rebounds from earlier this week.

Alumina market not expecting quick return of Jamalco ops after weekend fire

Participants in the seaborne alumina market have an increasingly bullish outlook for prices amid operational disruptions at the Jamalco refinery in Jamaica following a fire on Sunday August 22.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from August 24

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday August 24 that are worth another look.

LIVE FUTURES 24/08: Aluminium price close to year-high, zinc up 3%

Aluminium’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange, backed by a constrained physical market, was just $5.50 per tonne short of its latest year-to-date high on Tuesday August 24, with nickel and zinc also climbing back above key psychological levels while most commodities and equities ticked upward.

IN FIGURES: China's base metals imports in July [CORRECTED]

A summary of China’s base metals imports for July 2021, according to Chinese customs data released on Friday August 20.