December 2015

ALUMINA INDEX: Prices slide 1.4% for index to settle below $200/t

Metal Bulletin’s alumina index (fob Australia) settled at $198.72 per tonne on Thursday December 24, the first time the index has fallen below $200 per tonne since its inception in August 2010.

REVIEW OF 2015: Alumina price falls outpaced aluminium as weak sentiment took its toll

Alumina prices have fallen over 42% over the course of 2015, languishing at $205.28, after declines picked up the pace at an unexpected rate in the second half of the year.


All MB non-ferrous UK scrap and foundry ingot prices were unchanged on Wednesday December 23.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Al scrap gains; minor metals exports; copper demand review

The latest metal markets news to start the North American morning on December 23.

Trade log December 2015: Aluminium

The latest aluminium transactions, bids, offers and assessments for the month commencing December 1.

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for December 21

The infographic for Monday December 21.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Latest metal markets news on December 22

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the day in Asia on Tuesday December 22.

ALUMINA INDEX: Declines slow as sellers hold above $200

Alumina’s price falls slowed last week, as market participants encountered some psychological resistance to prices below $200 per tonne.

PRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin pricing over Christmas, New Year period

The publication of Metal Bulletin’s price assessments will be affected by the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays in the UK and elsewhere from Friday December 25 to Friday January 1.