Yesterday saw Indian primary aluminum cash price move down 2.7 percent, following three quiet days. The LME primary aluminum cash price saw little price change yesterday at $2,048 per metric ton. The primary aluminum 3-month price saw little movement on Tuesday on the LME, closing out around $2,088 per metric ton.
Chinese aluminum closed mixed yesterday. Chinese aluminum billet fell 0.3 percent on Tuesday. For the fifth day in a row, the price of Chinese aluminum scrap remained essentially flat, holding between $2,600 and $2,700 per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum bar remained essentially flat at above $2,200 per metric ton. On the SHFE, the cash price of Chinese primary aluminum showed little movement on Tuesday, hovering around CNY 16,170 ($2,570) per metric ton.