October 2020

Chinese alumina imports increase 136% y-o-y in September

China imported 354,741 tonnes of alumina in September, up 136% year on year from 150,000 tonnes in September 2019, according to Chinese customs data released on Friday October 23.

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

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

US A380.1 secondary aluminium alloy price jumps to near 21-month high

The benchmark A380.1 secondary aluminium alloy price has jumped to its highest point in nearly 21 months, boosted by high scrap prices and freight costs, among other factors, sources told Fastmarkets.

AT A GLANCE: Hydro Q3 earnings up; Al extruded solutions market makes fast recovery

A summary of aluminium producer Hydro’s third-quarter results.

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

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday October 20 that are worth another look.

China releases minimal copper, aluminium scrap import quotas following latest guidance on recycled materials

China has announced its 13th batch of scrap metal import quotas for 2020, allowing considerably smaller volumes of copper and aluminium scrap to enter the country than in its previous round of quotas.

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

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday October 19 that are worth another look.

Certain recycled non-ferrous metals cleared for import to China from November

Recycled copper and aluminium that meet China’s standards for renewable metals instead of solid waste can be freely imported into the country starting from November 1, according to the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

US aluminium scrap prices rise on supply tightness

Smelter- and mill-grade aluminium scrap prices in the United States rose almost across the board in the week to Thursday October 15 while buyers reported increasing difficulties buying material at past pricing levels.

Rio Tinto in JV to reuse waste from aluminium smelting in cement

Mining company Rio Tinto has teamed up with construction materials company Lafarge Canada to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement.