On Feb. 1, 2013, the cash price of primary aluminum experienced the biggest change on our price index, rising 1.3 percent on the LME to $2,073 per metric ton. Also on the LME, the 3-month price of aluminum gained 1.2 percent to finish at $2,110 per metric ton.
Chinese aluminum closed mixed last Friday. After remaining flat for three days, the price of Chinese aluminum scrap fell 0.6 percent last Friday. Following two days of rising prices, the Chinese aluminum cash price dropped 0.3 percent. Chinese aluminum billet stayed flat. The price of Chinese aluminum bar remained essentially flat.