On April 18, 2012, the day’s biggest mover was the SHFE cash price of Chinese primary aluminum, which saw a 2.6% increase to CNY $16,000 ($2,538) per metric ton.
The price of Chinese aluminum billet increased 0.3% to CNY $16,050 ($2,546) per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum bar saw essentially no change for the fifth day in a row, remaining around CNY $14,050 ($2,229) per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap remained essentially flat at CNY $16,650 ($2,642) per metric ton.
Following a two-day drop, the 3-month price of primary aluminum increased by 0.9% on the LME to $2,087 per metric ton. After falling for two days, the cash price of primary aluminum rose 0.7% on the LME to $2,040 per metric ton. The cash price of Indian primary aluminum increased 0.4% to INR $105.65 ($2.05) per kilogram.