Key talking points at Fastmarkets’ International Aluminium conference, held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 12-15
A tough winter is coming for the Aluminium industry, given high energy costs and falling demand, European aluminium market participants told Fastmarkets
The aluminium industry in Europe is going to have a difficult winter and there is a “great cloud of uncertainty”, Roy Harvey, president and chief executive officer at Alcoa, has said
Aluminium production capacity in China must relocate to access low-carbon power, which will be key in tackling the country’s emissions, Ron Knapp, international adviser at China Hongqiao Group, told delegates at Fastmarkets’ International Aluminium Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, September 14
Aluminium smelters in southwestern China’s Yunnan province have been ordered by the local government to cut production by 10% to lower their power usage, with effect from Friday September 9, sources with knowledge confirmed to Fastmarkets
With decarbonization high on the agenda for the industry, the longevity of scrap and secondary aluminium could play a bigger role in the climate crisis. An overview of demand and price trends of scrap and secondary aluminium across Europe and North America.
The heads of 40 metals companies and a number of industry associations have called on European Union leaders to take emergency action to temporarily reduce gas prices in order to alleviate costs and help continued production at their sites
Global aluminium rolling and recycling company Speira will curtail 50% of the current smelter production at its Rheinwerk plant until further notice citing rising energy prices, the company announced on Wednesday, September 7
Aluminium premiums continued their global downtrend in the week to Tuesday September 6 with the exception of the US Midwest premium, which was unchanged after the Labor Day holiday in the United States.
Brazilian alumina exports grew by 62.24% year on year in August on higher shipments, in particular from northeastern Maranhão state, where the Alumar refinery is located, according to data published by the economy ministry on Monday September 5.
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