April 2021

Kaiman alumina refinery to halve output on bauxite shortage

Chinese alumina refinery Kaiman (Sanmenxia) Aluminium has cut its production by half because of a shortage of bauxite supplies, market sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 19.

INTERVIEW: Rusal to outline net-zero carbon roadmap in September

Inert anode technology is one of several methods UC Rusal will use to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with the company to lay out a roadmap on its path forward in September, a senior executive at the aluminium producer told Fastmarkets.


A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 13.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 8

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 8 that are worth another look.

Brazil's alumina exports up 40% in March Alunorte, Alumar ramp up

Brazilian exports of alumina were up by 40.01% year on year in March, after the two main producers, Alunorte and Alumar, increased their shipments, data from the country's economy ministry, published on Wednesday April 7, show.

Market shrugs off ‘minimal impact’ of fire at PM Bintulu’s aluminium smelter

A fire at Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd’s (PM Bintulu) new phase 3 smelter on Saturday April 3 has caused "minimal interruption" at the plant in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.