March 2016

UK secondary aluminium prices up on strong exports

UK secondary aluminium prices tightened on Wednesday March 30 as sellers continued to do strong export business in both ingot and scrap raw material.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES

The following MB UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday March 30:

ASIAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Indonesia unlikely to lift ore export ban, says CIRA

Indonesia is unlikely to revoke its ban on ore exports, David Wilson, Director of Metals Research and Strategy in Citi Investment Research and Analysis (CIRA) told delegates at the Asian Ferro-alloys conference this week.

Malaysian bauxite mining ban could be extended – environment minister

The three-month ban on bauxite mining in Malaysia could be extended if miners and government agencies do not satisfactorily comply with regulations and procedures.

PRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin indices at Easter

The publication of Metal Bulletin’s indices will be affected by Easter holidays in the UK and elsewhere on Friday March 25.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 24/03: FeCr prices set to recover; Chinese FeSi prices unlikely to fall further; Chinese alumina imports rise

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday March 24.

China's bauxite imports rise 7% in February

China’s bauxite imports rose 7.1% year-on-year in February, the latest Chinese customs data shows.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES

The following MB UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday March 23:

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for March 21

The infographic for Monday March 21.

ALUMINA INDEX: Price rally slows as market trades in wide range

Uncertainty over the direction of the alumina market resulted in a wide spread between completed deals last week, leaving Metal Bulletin’s fob Australia index relatively stable week-on-week.