December 2016

Alcoa agrees third-party contract to ship 400,000t of bauxite to China from WA mine

Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) has secured its first major third-party contract to supply approximately 400,000 bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) of bauxite to China from its Huntly mine in Western Australia, Alcoa said in a statement on Monday December 19.

European secondary aluminium ingot prices rise as demand, primary prices strengthen

Secondary aluminium ingot prices firmed in Europe last week amid solid consumer demand and strong aluminium prices on the London Metal Exchange.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 16/12: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday December 16:

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 16/12

The following Metal Bulletin non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday December 16:

Vale concludes sale of Brazil's Paragominas bauxite mine to Hydro

Vale has concluded the sale of its remaining stake at Paragominas bauxite mine to Norsk Hydro, the Brazilian diversified miner said late on Thursday December 15.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 16/12: Base metals trend lower; alumina price rally; Guinean bauxite shipment

The latest metal markets news and price analysis for the start of the Asian day on Friday December 16.

EGA ships its first Guinean bauxite to Chinese customer

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has shipped its first 55,000-tonne bauxite sample from its mine in Guinea’s Boké region to a Chinese customer.

ALUMINA INDEX: Offers meet limited buyer interest as aluminium prices fall

The rally in alumina prices slowed this week as Chinese buying activity faded amid a drop in local aluminium prices.

Chinese primary aluminium output up 3.8% y-o-y in November

China’s primary aluminium output rose 3.8% year-on-year to 2.8 million tonnes in November, according to statistics released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday December 15.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 14/12

The following Metal Bulletin UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday December 14: