January 2019

Vale's dam failure will not influence decision on Alunorte, sources say

The disaster caused by Vale’s dam rupturing in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has no connection to the issue surrounding Norsk Hydro’s alumina refinery Alunorte and will probably not stall its return to 100% capacity, market observers told Fastmarkets during the week.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 30/01

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

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 25/01

All Fastmarkets non-ferrous European scrap prices were unchanged on Friday January 25.

CHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: MJP export price declines amid weak demand; domestic price edges up

Key data from the Wednesday January 23 pricing session in Asia.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 24

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday January 24 that are worth another look.

PEOPLE MOVES: Philip Blanchard leaves Vitol; firm will exit alumina trading

Vitol has wound down its alumina trading operations following the departure of head trader Philip Blanchard, it said.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 23/01

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

US non-ferrous auto shred price pressured by supply concerns

Pressure is mounting in the non-ferrous auto shred (twitch) market in the United States, with suppliers and consumers in strong negotiations for material next month.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 18/01

The following Fastmarkets non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday January 18:

Alcoa forecasts 2019 alumina surplus on China production rises [CORRECTED]

United States-based Alcoa, the world’s eighth-largest aluminium producer, has forecast a surplus of alumina in 2019 while it increases aluminium metal shipments.