April 2019

Rusal Q1 aluminium VAP sales down 22% on sanctions

Aluminium producer Rusal’s sales of aluminium value-added products (VAPs) were down 22.2% year on year in the first quarter of 2019 amid US sanctions and high premiums, it announced on Tuesday April 30.

Brazilian Q1 Al output down 24.7% on Albras' restrictions, Abal says

Brazil’s primary aluminium production totaled 147,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2019, falling by 24.7% compared with 195,100 tonnes in the first quarter of 2018, the country’s association for the sector, Abal, said on Monday April 29.

Hydro Q1 extruded solutions production down; Alunorte still under embargo

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro’s extruded solutions have suffered the most production challenges and financial losses following a cyberattack that hit the company on March 19, the company said.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 29

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday April 29 that are worth another look.

Some US smelter-grade aluminium scrap prices slip

Some smelter-grade aluminium scrap prices have started to show renewed signs of deterioration, due to falling secondary aluminium alloy prices, ample scrap availability and new concerns over Chinese scrap demand during the northern hemisphere’s summer months.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 26/04

The following Fastmarkets non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday April 26:

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES 24/04

The following Fastmarkets UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday April 24:

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

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday April 23 that are worth another look.

Chinese scrap importers can apply for quotas from mid-May - CMRA

Scrap metal importers in China can apply for import quotas starting in mid-May after the government rejected plenty of applications earlier this year, the industry lobby group China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association’s (CMRA) Recycling Metal Branch said.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 22

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday April 22 that are worth another look.