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MetalMiner Insights includes prices for 1000, 3000, 5000 and 6000 series aluminum. Capabilities include: LME aluminum and other global aluminum price points, should-cost models, buying signals, price forecasting (monthly, quarterly and annually), sourcing strategy recommendations and 100+ price feeds. MetalMiner Insights shows companies how to buy, when to buy and what to pay.
Aluminum LME Price
1000, 3000, 5000 and 6000 Series Aluminum Prices.
Some Details about this Table
The aluminum should-cost models contain European, Chinese and North American detailed aluminum price points for a full range of 1000, 3000, 5000 and 6000 series semi-finished products. The models include the LME aluminum price, associated geographic premiums, conversion premiums, freight and import duties.
Sample Should-Cost for 3XXX Aluminum
All Aluminum Prices
LME Primary 3 Month
LME Primary Cash
LME Aluminum Alloy Primary 3 Month
LME Aluminum Alloy Primary Cash
LME Aluminum NASAAC Primary Cash
US Midwest Premium Futures 3 Month
US 1000, 3000, 5000, 6000 Series Flat Rolled
European 1000, 5000, 6000 Series Flat Rolled
European 6082 Bar and Plate
European 5083 Plate
Korean 1000, 3000 and 5000 Series Flat Rolled
China Bar and Billet and India Cash
European LME Premium
Periodic Table of the Elements
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