March 2022

Rio Tinto starts up new aluminium recycling furnace in Canada

Rio Tinto has commissioned a new remelt furnace at its Laterrière plant, adding 22,000 tonnes of recycling capacity to its aluminium operations in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada.

Rusal's 2021 revenues up 40% vs previous year

A summary of Russian aluminium producer Rusal's financial and operating results for the full year ended 31 December 2021 as released on Wednesday March 30, 2022.

Alumina prices dip below $500 per tonne as supply increases

Key data from Fastmarkets’ alumina pricing session on Tuesday March 29.

Aluminium A380.1 price hits new peak in overall market rise

The prices of most secondary aluminium alloys rose in Fastmarkets’ assessments on Thursday March 24, with the benchmark A380.1 price reaching a new high.

Apple to use Elysis carbon-free aluminium in iPhone SE

Computer manufacturer Apple is to buy carbon-free aluminium from the Elysis joint venture for use in its new iPhone SE range, the company has said.

Five key stories from March 23

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday March 23 that are worth another look.

Ban on Australian alumina exports to Russia likely to alter trade flows

Australia’s ban on alumina export shipments to Russia is unlikely to cause a large material surplus on the market, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday March 23, although it was likely that trade flows would change as a result.

Alumina prices remain on upward trend despite ban on Australian exports to Russia

Alumina prices remained on upward trend on Monday March 21 despite a recently announced ban on Australian exports to Russia, Fastmarkets has heard.

SHFE aluminium price jumps following Australian ban on alumina exports to Russia

The aluminium price on the Shanghai futures exchange jumped on Monday March 21 after Australia banned the export of alumina and bauxite to Russia on Sunday, accelerating a regional shortage of alumina in Russia, which could affect its aluminium production.

US Midwest aluminium premium falls from peak

The benchmark aluminium premium in the United States fell from its all-time high amid reported discounting, after having broken a series of records in six of the past seven assessments, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday March 18.