December 2016

PEOPLE MOVES: Silvio Porto appointed as Hydro’s bauxite and alumina vp

Silvio Porto has been appointed as Hydro’s new executive vice president of bauxite and alumina, the Norway-based company said on Tuesday December 13.

Brazilian bauxite ore export volumes up in November

Bauxite ore exports from Brazil increased 17.3% year-on-year in November, helped mostly by higher shipments to China.

Brazil's alumina exports up 35% y-o-y in November

Brazil saw its alumina export volumes grow 35.2% in November from a year earlier, according to figures from the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC.

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 09/12

The following Metal Bulletin non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday December 9:

ALUMINA INDEX: New year smelter demand boosts benchmark prices again

Sellers of Australian alumina continued to offer aggressively over the past week, but met cautious buying interest ahead of the year- and quarter-ends.

CHINA ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Prices surge on strong demand from aluminium smelters

Key data from the Thursday December 8 pricing session in Shanghai.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 07/12

The following Metal Bulletin UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday December 7:

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 02/12

All MB non-ferrous European scrap prices were unchanged on Friday December 2.

ALUMINA INDEX: Prices hit 18-month high as ‘nervous’ Chinese buyers seek units

Benchmark alumina prices continued to rise over the past seven days as Chinese smelters sought seaborne stocks to build up their inventories in line with their new year production schedules.

CHINA ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Prices rally as smelters buy amid tight supply

Key data from the Thursday December 1 pricing session in Shanghai