February 2021

WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 23/02

A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday February 23.

AT A GLANCE: AWAC hits record alumina production in 2020; low prices affect profit

A summary of Alumina Ltd’s full-year 2020 results for the period ending on December 31, 2020.

WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 16/02

A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday February 16.

AT A GLANCE: Hydro’s Q4 earnings climb on recovery in key aluminium end-user sectors

A summary of aluminium producer Hydro’s fourth quarter 2020 results.

INFOGRAPHIC: How do low-carbon aluminium differentials work?

Fastmarkets will publish its first low-carbon aluminium differentials on Friday March 5, one for primary aluminium (P1020A) and one for aluminium value-added products (VAP).

AT A GLANCE: Rusal’s aluminium production stable in 2020; sales to Asia make up 25%

A summary of aluminium producer Rusal’s results for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Brazil alumina exports down 17% in January

Brazil reported a 17.2% year-on-year decrease in alumina exports during January 2021, with the biggest reduction being in shipments from the port of Belém, used by Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte refinery, data from the ministry of economy showed on Thursday February 4.

Chinese alumina price retreats on easing logistics concerns, lower buying appetite

Fastmarkets’ alumina price in China dipped in the week to Thursday February 4 due to less buying activity and a reduction in domestic logistical issues that emerged earlier in the year.

Ball sees accelerating demand for sustainable aluminium in beverage packaging

Ball Corp expects investment in beverage packaging to continue to grow as demand for sustainable aluminium cans for traditional and non-traditional beverages continues to accelerate, the Colorado, United States-based company said in its 2020 earnings report.

CHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: Export price pressured by LME weakness; domestic market firm

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in China on Wednesday February 3.