April 2020

ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Liquidity surge from China pushes fob Australia index up to one-month high

Key pricing data from the pricing session for Fastmarkets’ alumina index, fob Australia on Thursday April 30.

EU CARMAKER CLOSURES 29/04: Ford announces phased EU restarts, UK sites still closed

United States-based car manufacturer Ford will restart production at various sites in Europe in a phased approach from May 4, the company said on Tuesday April 28.

AT A GLANCE: Hydro Q1 earnings up on reduced costs, extrusion sector hit by Covid-19

A summary of aluminium producer Hydro’s results for the first quarter of 2020.

EU CARMAKER CLOSURES 27/04: Restarts at Jaguar-Land Rover, FCA-PSA joint venture

British carmaker Jaguar-Land Rover will gradually resume production at several production sites in the UK and Europe from May 18, the company announced late last week.

Arconic resumes Massena ops, to ramp-up Tennessee this week

Arconic has resumed operations at its Massena, New York facility in the United States since Monday April 20 and expects to ramp back up operations at its Tennessee facility this week, the company said.

AT A GLANCE: Rusal aluminium production stable in Q1; Covid-19 impacting demand

A summary of Russian aluminium producer Rusal’s operating results for the first quarter of 2020.

CHINA ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Buyers withdraw from spot market amid volatile SHFE aluminium price

Key data from Fastmarkets' pricing session in Shanghai on Thursday April 23.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 23

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 23 that are worth another look.

China aluminium alloy ADC12 export price recovers on scrap tightness

China’s aluminium alloy ADC12 export price to Japan rebounded on Wednesday April 22 after six straight weeks of decline, with producers citing tightening scrap feedstock supply.


A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 21.