April 2020

US nonferrous scrap exports increase in February

Increased exports of aluminium scrap from the United States pushed total monthly nonferrous scrap exports higher in February 2020.

US aluminium scrap prices continue downtrend

Aluminium scrap prices in the United States continued to trend flat to soft this past week as the novel coronavirus prompted industrial slowdowns through capacity reduction at smelters and manufacturing plants across the country.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of daily alumina index, fob Australia

Fastmarkets published its alumina index, fob Australia later than scheduled on Friday April 3 due to data coming in toward the end of Friday’s pricing discovery process.

ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Australia alumina price hits lowest since September 2016

Key pricing data from the pricing session for Fastmarkets’ alumina index, fob Australia, on Thursday April 2.

Norsk Hydro delays Husnes ramp-up, starts temporary layoffs, freezes capex

Norsk Hydro has decided to postpone adding 95,000 tonnes per year to capacity at the Husnes aluminium plant in Norway in light of the rapidly deteriorating market conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Arconic Inc completes split into Howmet Aerospace, Arconic Corp

Arconic Inc has completed its separation into two standalone companies, with one focused on aerospace and transportation, and the other on aluminium sheet, extruded and architectural products.