March 2019

US twitch-A380.1 price spread slims to 20-month low

Gains in non-ferrous auto shred (twitch) prices in the United States have whittled the spread to benchmark A380.1 aluminium to an over 20-month low.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 22/03

The following Fastmarkets non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday March 22:

ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Index moves to highest since Dec 2018 ahead of Fastmarkets conference

Fastmarkets’ alumina index fob Australia moved to its highest level since early December due to unrelenting market tightness.

Hydro disagreement with Brazil authorities puts bauxite production at stake [UPDATE]

A conflict between Norwegian aluminium group Norsk Hydro and the Brazilian federal prosecutors’ office, MPF, could put the company’s bauxite production in the Northern state of Pará at risk.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 21

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday March 21 that are worth another look.

PRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets to discontinue publishing all VDM German scrap prices

Fastmarkets will discontinue the publication of all VDM German base metal scrap prices, which are syndicated through Metalbulletin.com, Fastmarkets MyDesk, Scrap Price Bulletin and AMM.com.

Chinese domestic alumina price weakens ahead of VAT cut

Sluggish demand from domestic aluminium smelters in China, along with the VAT cut from 16% to 13% on April 1, led to a further drop in alumina prices this week.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 20

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday March 20 that are worth another look.

Part of Hydro’s rolling, extrusion ops to restart after cyber attack

Norsk Hydro will restart certain rolling and extrusion operations to allow for continued deliveries to customers, a day after a cyber attack caused temporary halts on its operations, chief financial officer Eivind Kallevik said in a press release on Wednesday March 20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 19

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday March 19 that are worth another look.