The cash price of primary Indian aluminum saw the biggest increase at 1.9 percent for Dec. 17, 2012.
On the LME, the cash price of primary aluminum inched up 0.5 percent to $2,132 per metric ton. On the LME, the 3-month price of aluminum showed little movement on Monday, hovering around $2,120 per metric ton.
Chinese aluminum prices were mixed for the day. The Chinese aluminum cash price gained 0.1 percent. For the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese aluminum scrap held flat, Chinese aluminum billet held its value yesterday, and Chinese aluminum bar held steady.