LME aluminum

The aluminum 3-month price closed up June 29, 2012 at $1,872 per metric ton, halting two days of weakening prices on the LME with a 1.2 percent increase. At $1,832, the primary aluminum cash price finished the market day on the LME up 1.2 percent per metric ton. The Indian aluminum cash price, following a couple days of improvement, fell by one percent.

Chinese aluminum on the whole increased for the day. The Chinese aluminum cash price increased 0.6 percent per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum billet increased 0.3 percent per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap held steady. The price of Chinese aluminum bar saw essentially no change for the fifth day in a row, remaining at around $2,200 per metric ton.

On June 27, 2012, the Chinese aluminum cash price fell by 1.9 percent, making it the day’s biggest mover. Chinese aluminum billet prices saw a 1.9 percent decline. The price of Chinese aluminum bar held steady. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap continues hovering just under $2,600 per metric ton for the fifth day in a row.

The 3-month price of aluminum saw a 0.4 percent decline on the LME to $1,851 per metric ton. On the LME, the primary aluminum cash price fell 0.4 percent to $1,810 per metric ton. Indian aluminum cash price gained 0.3 percent.

The Chinese aluminum cash price experienced the biggest price shift of the day, dropping three percent to close near $2,500 per metric ton on June 26, 2012. Chinese aluminum billet prices saw a 0.3 percent decline. The price of Chinese aluminum bar held steady in the $2,200 per metric ton range. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap continues to hover near $2600 per metric ton for the fifth day in a row.

The cash price of primary Indian aluminum finished the market day up 0.6 percent per kilogram. On the LME, the primary aluminum cash price declined 0.4 percent to $1,816 per metric ton. On the LME, the aluminum 3-month price fell 0.3 percent to $1,858 per metric ton.

The Chinese aluminum cash price moved up 2.1 percent on June 25, 2012, making it the day’s biggest mover on our daily aluminum price index.

Following a quiet couple of days, the price of Chinese aluminum billet fell 0.6 percent on Monday, while for the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese aluminum bar held flat above $2,200 per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap continues hovering around below $2,600 per metric ton for the fifth day in a row.

The Indian aluminum cash price saw a 1.2 percent decline.

The 3-month price of aluminum weakened by one percent on the LME, settling at $1,864 per metric ton. On the LME, the primary aluminum cash price declined one percent to $1,823 per metric ton.

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On June 22, 2012, the cash price of primary aluminum fell by two percent on the LME, landing at $1,841 per metric ton and making it the day’s biggest mover on our daily aluminum price index. After two changeless days, the aluminum 3-month price fell 1.9 percent on the LME to $1,883 per metric ton.

After dropping for two days, the cash price of primary Indian aluminum flattened.

Chinese aluminum prices were flat for the day. For the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese aluminum scrap held flat, while the price of Chinese aluminum billet showed little movement last Friday below $2,500 per metric ton.

The price of Chinese aluminum bar was unchanged, and Chinese aluminum cash prices flattened to hold below $2,500 per metric ton after two days of downward movement.

The week’s biggest mover on the weekly Aluminum MMI® was the cash price of primary Indian aluminum, which saw a 3.2 percent decline. This week marked the third in a row of declining prices for the metal.

The primary aluminum cash price fell 2.3 percent on the LME over the past week to $1,879 per metric ton. This was the third week in a row of declining prices. For the third week in a row, the aluminum 3-month price dropped, falling 2.1 percent on the LME to $1,920 per metric ton.

Chinese aluminum prices were mixed for the week. Closing out the third week of declining prices, the Chinese aluminum cash price dropped by one percent. Meanwhile, the price of Chinese aluminum billet dropped 0.6 percent this week, closing out the third consecutive week of falling prices. The week finished with no movement for Chinese aluminum bar.

Korean 3003 coil premium over 1050 sheet prices did not change since the previous week. Korean 5052 coil premium over 1050 sheet remained unchanged for the week. European 5083 plate prices held steady from the previous week, while prices for European 1050 aluminum remained constant, closing the week below $3,000 per metric ton.

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Indian aluminum cash price saw a one percent drop on June 21, 2012, making it the biggest mover of the day on our daily aluminum price index. After a couple of days of decreasing prices on the LME, the primary aluminum cash price held steady at $1,879. On the LME, the aluminum 3-month price remained essentially flat at $1,920 per metric ton.

Meanwhile, Chinese aluminum prices were mixed for the day.

The cash price of Chinese aluminum weakened by 0.2 percent, while the price of Chinese aluminum scrap held steady at below $2,600 per metric ton. At under $2,500 per metric ton, the price of Chinese aluminum billet was essentially unchanged. For the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese aluminum bar held flat just north of $2,200 per metric ton.

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On June 20, 2012, the day’s biggest mover on MetalMiner’s daily aluminum price index was the price of Chinese aluminum billet, which saw a 0.6 percent decline. This was the first shift after three changeless days.

The Chinese aluminum cash price, meanwhile, fell 0.3 percent. The price of Chinese aluminum bar saw little movement at above $2,200 per metric ton. The price of Chinese aluminum scrap continues hovering below $2,600 per metric ton for the fifth day in a row.

The cash price of primary Indian aluminum declined 0.2 percent.

The primary aluminum cash price saw a 0.2 percent decline on the LME to $1,878 per metric ton. Following two days of downward movement, the 3-month price of aluminum held steady at $1,920 per metric ton on the LME.

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Dropping 1.7 percent on the LME, the aluminum cash price was the biggest mover on our daily aluminum price index on June 19, 2012, closing at $1,881 per metric ton. The aluminum 3-month price saw a 1.5 percent decline on the LME to $1,921 per metric ton.

The cash price of primary Indian aluminum closed with a 0.5 percent rise on Tuesday.

Chinese aluminum prices were mixed for the day. The cash price of Chinese aluminum weakened by 0.8 percent; meanwhile, the price of Chinese aluminum scrap was unchanged at under $2,600 per metric ton.

The price of Chinese aluminum billet held steady, and for the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese aluminum bar held flat at above $2,200 per metric ton.

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