January 2022

Alumina pricing continues to climb on fresh trading

Key data from Fastmarkets’ alumina pricing session on Monday January 31.

Commodities on front lines of possible Russian attack on Ukraine – Hotter on metals

Russian troops have been sitting on the Ukrainian border for weeks, and concerns that the tension could escalate into military action are increasing.

Alumina prices continue to rise ahead of Chinese New Year, Winter Olympics

Key data from Fastmarkets’ alumina pricing session on Monday January 24.

Winter Olympics cuts stir Chinese alumina market

Alumina refineries in regions near Beijing, including the provinces of Shandong and Henan, have been ordered to cut or halt production from the end of January to February 21 for the upcoming Winter Olympics, weighing on the market in the short term, sources said.

China's major renewable resources recycling to reach 450mln tonnes by 2025, NDRC says

The recycling of nine major renewable resources, including scrapped iron and steel, copper, aluminium, lead, zinc, paper, plastics, rubber and glass waste, should reach 450 million tonnes by 2025, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Friday January 21.

Alcoa expects 2022 aluminium output to drop 100,000t, reports Q4 loss

Alcoa Corp expects its refined aluminium shipments to fall by 3.8% - or 100,000 tonnes - this year, it said when reporting its latest financial results on Wednesday January 19.

Chinese ADC 12 prices soften on approaching holiday; MJP market rises

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in China on Wednesday January 19.

Novelis aluminium alloys certified at up to 99% recycled

Three of US aluminium producer Novelis’ alloy products - grades 3105, 3004 and 3025 - have been independently certified as having as much as 99% recycled content, the aluminium rolling and recycling firm said on Tuesday January 18.

Oetinger Aluminium achieves ASI Performance Standard Certification

German aluminium producer Oetinger Aluminium has achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standard certification with provisional status, the company announced on Wednesday January 19.

Chinese alumina prices rebound, bullishness to persist in short term

Chinese alumina prices rebounded in the week to Thursday January 13, after more than two months in decline since the end of October, with restocking activity by smelters ahead of likely output curbs increasing demand for the aluminium feedstock.