Chinese aluminum billet’s 0.6 percent decline made it this week’s biggest mover on the Aluminum MMI®. The Chinese primary aluminum cash price closed last week after a 0.5 percent drop. Chinese aluminum bar prices held steady from the previous week above $2,200 per metric ton. Chinese aluminum scrap traded sideways last week, hovering above $2,600 per metric ton.
The Indian primary aluminum cash price rose 0.6 percent this week after falling 2.3 percent during the previous week. The cash price of primary aluminum rose 0.4 percent on the LME to $1,994 per metric ton after falling three percent during the previous week. The primary aluminum 3-month price rose 0.4 percent on the LME to $2,034 per metric ton after falling 2.9 percent during the previous week.
The week finished with no movement for Korean 3003 coil premium over 1050 sheet. Korean 5052 coil premium over 1050 sheet remained essentially flat from the previous week as well. Following a steady week, prices for European 5083 plate closed flat at below $3,950 per metric ton. At above $3,050 per metric ton, the price of European 1050 aluminum did not change since the previous week.
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