May 2021

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/05: Cautious increase for LME base metals prices after Monday dip

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange edged higher across the board during morning trading on Wednesday May 12, after dipping earlier this week due to increasing concerns of inflation.

ATTA plans first major in-person event since start of Covid-19

The American Tin Trade Association (ATTA) is marking a return to business as usual - almost - by announcing on Tuesday May 11 that it will host in September one of the first, major in-person industry gatherings since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

MORNING VIEW: Base metals prices mixed; weakness in equities, US CPI in focus

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were little changed and consolidating this morning, Wednesday May 12, this after some choppy trading in recent days.

Brazil's Atlantic Nickel hits full capacity; eyes 15,000 tonnes in 2021

Brazil-based Atlantic Nickel reached its nameplate capacity of 20,000 tonnes per year of nickel in concentrate in March after almost 18 months of ramping up production, its chief executive officer Paulo Castellari told Fastmarkets on Tuesday May 11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 11

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday May 11 that are worth another look.

DLA offer for 80 tonnes of tin closing May 12

The United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is offering 80 tonnes of tin, with bidding set to close at noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday May 12, the agency said in a posting on its website.

GLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Premiums well supported; LME spread volatility hits Rotterdam premium

Aluminium premiums across the globe were mostly unchanged in the week ending Tuesday May 11 on tight availability.


A summary of base metal premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday May 11.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/05: Nickel up 1% on LME; most prices rise after Monday dip

The three-month price of zinc rebounded above the $3,000 per tonne mark on the London Metal Exchange and nickel had the largest percentage gain on Tuesday May 11, while most other base metals metals also finished higher due to some dip-buying after prices fell on Monday.

Bauxite offers to China rise further on costlier freight, friction with Australia

The latest diplomatic tit for tat between China and Australia is adding fuel to cif China bauxite prices already trending upward as a result of higher freight rates since the start of 2021.