December 2015


All MB non-ferrous European scrap prices were unchanged on Friday December 11.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal markets news so far on December 10

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the day in North America on Thursday December 10.


The following MB UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday December 9:

Hydro Azuqueca pushes commercial Al scrap throughput to 30%

Hydro Aluminium’s billet plant at Azuqueca, near Madrid in Spain, is now using some 30% old commercial scrap in its feed mix and is keen to increase this proportion further, plant manager Ramón Gonzalez said.

Chinese demand for bauxite imports will soar – Rio Tinto

Chinese demand for bauxite will increase on rising demand and constraints on domestic transportation, the head of economics and markets at Rio Tinto said.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal news and price updates on December 9

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Wednesday December 9.

Bauxite pricing likely to move to index pricing eventually - Rio Tinto

Bauxite pricing will likely eventually move towards index-linked pricing, the chief commercial officer of Rio Tinto’s aluminium unit said.

Rio Tinto eyes value-added products growth

Rio Tinto is looking for ways to increase its share of value-added products, particularly in North America, the chief commercial officer of its aluminium unit said.

Rio Tinto's Al group achieves $300m in cost savings

Rio Tinto has now achieved about $300 million in cost savings across the aluminium group, the company said.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Latest metal markets news on December 8

A round-up of the latest metal markets news and price moves to start the Asian morning on Tuesday December 8.