Key market insights from the International Aluminium conference

Market participants from the entire aluminium supply chain met in Athens, Greece, in September to negotiate annual contracts for 2020 and discuss key market trends.

In this special report, Fastmarkets rounds up its key stories from this year’s International Aluminium Conference and provides essential knowledge on our benchmark aluminium premiums and alumina prices.

Poor demand is affecting both up- and downstream participants, with downstream aluminium value-added product premiums at record lows and alumina prices at their lowest in over two years. Shifting trade flows in the Pacific for aluminium ingot was also a key topic of debate for delegates.

Despite poor demand and low prices, there are still exciting opportunities on the horizon for the aluminium market. Green aluminium remains a focus point for the industry and a number of company executives gave their view on this topic throughout the conference.

And developments in the automotive industry provide new opportunities for aluminium applications for the years ahead.

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