February 2021

SPECIAL REPORT: Introducing Fastmarkets’ low-carbon aluminium differentials

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

Alumina Atlantic differential flips to small premium; Pacific oversupply continues

Alumina cargoes in Brazil were trading at a slight premium to Australian material on Thursday February 25 due a muddled supply picture, but opinions on the market’s direction remained mixed.

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.