November 2016

MESSE 2016: Aluminium billet 2017 offer prices drive buyers towards spot market

High producer offer prices for 2017 aluminium billet are driving consumers to increase their exposure to the spot market instead of booking long-term tonnages, buyers told Metal Bulletin at the MESSE 2016 conference in Düsseldorf on Wednesday November 30.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 30/11

The following Metal Bulletin UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday November 30:

CHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: Price rallies on new buying interest

Key data from the Tuesday November 29 pricing session in Shanghai.

China's Al semi exports up 8% y-o-y in Oct; imports yet to rise

China’s export of aluminium fabricated products rose 8.1% year-on-year to 310,000 tonnes in October, according to final trade data published by the country’s customs.

Spread log November 2016: Aluminium

The European aluminium spread log

Top things we learnt about the aluminium market at Arabal 2016

Here are seven key things Metal Bulletin learnt at the Arabal 2016 conference, held in Dubai last week.

European secondary aluminium prices rise as producers take a stand

European secondary aluminium ingot prices rose on Friday November 25, as producers turned down bids at lower levels to combat razor-thin margins.

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 25/11

The following Metal Bulletin non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday November 25:

IN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in October

A summary of China’s base metal imports figures for October.

ALUMINA INDEX: Chinese buying pushes benchmark closer to $320 fob

Strong interest from Chinese aluminium smelters has driven up alumina prices over the past seven days, though local traders have shied away from the currency risks associated with imports.