December 2021

LME aluminium rises above $2,800/t amid general uptrend

Base metals futures on the London Metal Exchange mostly rose during morning trading on Wednesday December 22, with the exception of tin, which experienced a mild drop.

China's base metal imports in November

A summary of China’s base metal imports for November 2021, according to the latest Chinese customs data released on Monday December 20.

Five key stories from December 21

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday December 21 that are worth another look.

Aluminium, zinc LME prices and premiums push higher on rising energy costs

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange closed mostly higher on Tuesday December 21, with the aluminium price gaining more than 3%.

Producer drops Q1 MJP initial offer by $10/t amid prolonged negotiations, non-producer deals heard at $160 per tonne

One western aluminium producer was heard to have lowered its earlier offer of $195 per tonne by $10 for first-quarter delivery aluminium to main Japanese ports (MJP) on Tuesday December 21, market participants told Fastmarkets.

LME base metals edge up on low volumes; nickel gains 1%

Base metal futures on the London Metal Exchange were largely up at the 9am open of business on Tuesday December 21, despite continued concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Five key stories from December 20

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday December 20 that are worth another look.

Aluminium down 2% with risk-off sentiment taking hold across LME

There were decreases and low volumes almost across the board for London Metal Exchange base metals prices on Monday December 20, with increased worries about the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Hydro invests Deeside aluminium recycling plant to increase UK capacity

Hydro will invest £2.4 million ($3.2 million) in its Deeside recycling plant in the United Kingdom to provide customers with more low-carbon aluminium, it said on Monday December 20.

European Aluminium challenges EU’s suspension of China anti-dumping duties

Industry association European Aluminium has lodged two cases with the General Court of the European Union to challenge the nine-month suspension of the definitive anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium flat-rolled products (FRP).