Best of 2018: Top Aluminum Posts of the Year

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Steel often gets all the glory, but aluminum also had a big year.
From the U.S.’s Section 232 tariff announcement to the April aluminum price spike after the U.S. Treasury initially announced sanctions against Russian firms and their owners (including aluminum giant Rusal), there was plenty going on in the world of aluminum.
On the sanctions front, the U.S. Treasury announced it would delist several Russian firms previously targeted with sanctions (however, as MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns noted, the aluminum market reacted with a bit of a shrug this time around).
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Before we turn the page on 2018, take a look at some of the most-viewed aluminum-centric stories here on MetalMiner this year:

  1. Department of Commerce Releases Section 232 Aluminum, Steel Recommendations
  2. Section 232 Aluminum Report Moves on to President Trump

  3. Aluminum MMI: LME Aluminum Drops, Midwest Premium at Four-Year High

  4. Aluminum Recovers With More Than 13% Price Jump in a Week

  5. Mid-April Metals Analysis: Aluminum, Copper and Nickel Prices Rise, Other Base Metals Fall

  6. Breaking Down Section 232 Aluminum, Part 3: The Impact on U.S. Production

  7. Breaking Down Section 232 Aluminum, Part 1: Commerce Eyes 80% Capacity Utilization

  8. Breaking Down Section 232 Aluminum, Part 2: U.S. Importing More and Exporting Less

  9. Aluminum MMI: Markets React to 10% Aluminum Tariff Proposal

  10. This Morning in Metals: Copper, Aluminum Prices Drop on News of China’s Adjusted Winter Capacity Cuts

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