January 2021

ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Alumina Atlantic differential near parity with Australia

Key information from the pricing session for Fastmarkets’ alumina index, fob Australia on Wednesday January 27.

WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 26/01

A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday January 26.

Ball to build new aluminium beverage canmaking plant in Czech Republic

Ball Corp is to build a new aluminium canmaking plant in the Czech Republic to meet rising demand from consumers seeking sustainable and recyclable beverage packaging, the company said.

Shipping delays, high costs persist in run-up to Lunar New Year

Severe logistical hurdles continue to affect the main seaborne shipping routes out of China, with prohibitively high container freight costs persisting and recent land transport issues adding to the congestion and delays at ports.

European secondary aluminium ingot price retreats from five-year high on reduced Asian buying

The price range for secondary aluminium ingot across Europe declined by just over 2% at the midpoint on Friday January 22, the downturn coming after market participants reported a dip in purchasing appetite from Asian buyers ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday next month.

Alumina prices in China rise again on transport issues; imports resume

Tight availability caused by transportation problems, and stockpiling ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, pushed up the domestic price for alumina in China in the week to Thursday January 21.

IN FIGURES: China 2020 aluminium ingot imports soar; alumina imports up 130% y-o-y

A summary of China’s alumina and aluminium ingot imports for December 2020 and the full-year 2020 from China customs data released on January 20.

AT A GLANCE: Alcoa sets production records in bauxite, alumina despite 'challenging' 2020

A summary of aluminium and alumina producer Alcoa’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings results.

Germany's Audi becomes first OEM to gain certification for responsible aluminium sourcing

German automaker Audi has gained recognition for its sustainable and responsible sourcing of aluminium by attaining the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) "Chain of Custody Standard" (CoC).

WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 19/01

A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday January 19.