Weekly Aluminum Roundup: Scrap Price in China Rises, LME Does Too

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The biggest mover on MetalMiner’s weekly Aluminum MMI® was the Chinese aluminum cash price, which saw a 1.2 percent increase. This week marked the third in a row of rising prices for the metal.

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Following a 1.0 percent increase, Chinese aluminum billet finished the week up. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap rose 0.7 percent after falling 0.3 percent during the previous week. Chinese aluminum bar traded sideways last week.

The aluminum 3-month price rose 0.7 percent on the LME to $1,796 per metric ton after falling 1.2 percent during the previous week. The primary aluminum cash price rose 0.5 percent on the LME to $1,751 per metric ton after falling 0.8 percent during the previous week.

The Indian aluminum cash price dropped 0.5 percent, closing out the third consecutive week of falling prices.

Following a steady week, prices for Korean 3003 coil premium over 1050 sheet closed flat. Korean 5052 coil premium over 1050 sheet prices held steady from the previous week. European 5083 plate remained unchanged for the week. The week finished with no movement for European 1050 aluminum.

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