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Key talking points at Fastmarkets’ International Aluminium conference, held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 12-15
Fastmarkets is extending the consultation period for its proposal to change the publication frequency of nickel sulfate prices cif China, Japan and Korea to weekly from monthly.
Fastmarkets is proposing to launch a mixed-hydroxide-precipitate, cif China, Japan and South Korea price assessment to track the market dynamics of this emerging nickel sulfate feedstock.
A tough winter is coming for the Aluminium industry, given high energy costs and falling demand, European aluminium market participants told Fastmarkets
Fastmarkets is revising its base metals publication schedule for September 19 following a decision by the London Metal Exchange to partially suspend ring-trading on the day, out of respect for the state funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
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
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Aluminium P1020A (MJP) quarterly premium, cif Japan, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, in-whs dp Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, in-whs dp Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminium P1020A premium, delivered Sao Paulo region, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif dup Brazilian main ports, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminum 6061 alloyed ingot, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminum 6063 alloyed ingot, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminum 6063 extrusion billet premium, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminum P1020A all-in price, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
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Aluminium fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminum alloy A356.2 ingot, delivered, $/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminum alloy C355.2 ingot, delivered, $/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminium 6063 & 6060 extrusion billet premium, cif Brazilian main ports, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium import arbitrage, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium import arbitrage, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, cif Turkey (Marmara region), $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, cif Thailand, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion quarterly billet premium, cif MJP, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, ddp Spain, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, ddp Italy (Brescia region), $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, ddp North Germany (Ruhr region), $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, fca South Korea, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, fca dp Italy, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, fca dp Spain, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, bonded in-whs, Shanghai, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif Taiwan, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A, warrant premium, in-whs East Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif dup Turkey, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A warrant premium, in-whs US, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot premium, ddp Germany, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot premium, ddp Eastern Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot premium, cif dup over P1020A Turkey, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot /T-bar premium, dlvd dup over P1020A Midwest US, US cents/Ib
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Aluminium P1020A (MJP) spot premium, cif Japan, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif South Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, in-whs dup Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot annual premium, cif main South Korean ports, $/tonne
Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium primary foundry alloy silicon 7 ingot annual premium, cif MJP, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Aluminium P1020A premium, cif Baltimore, US cents/lb
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Aluminium P1020A all-in-price, cif Baltimore, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Aluminium P1020A premium, in-whs dup Rotterdam, inferred low-carbon midpoint, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
  Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, ddp Italy (Brescia region), inferred low-carbon midpoint, $/tonne
Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Aluminium 6063 extrusion billet premium, ddp North Germany (Ruhr region), inferred low-carbon midpoint, $/tonne
Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Aluminium low-carbon differential P1020A, Europe, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Aluminium low-carbon differential value-added product, Europe, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Alumina metallurgical grade, ddp China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Alumina index, fob Australia, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Alumina index adjustment to fob Australia index, Brazil, $/dmt Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Alumina index inferred, fob Brazil, $/dmt Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Bauxite, fob Kamsar, Guinea, $/dmt Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Bauxite, fob Trombetas, Brazil, $/dmt Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Copper grade 1 cathode premium, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Copper concentrates TC index, cif Asia Pacific, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper concentrates RC index, cif Asia Pacific, US cents/Ib Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade 1 cathode all-in price, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Copper grade 1 cathode premium, ddp Midwest US, $/tonne
American Metal Market
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Copper Republican copper price for Palabora 7.90mm South Africa Rand per tonne Palabora Copper Active View this price
Copper Aurubis grade A cathode annual premium, exw Europe, $/tonne Aurubis Active View this price
Copper fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper import arbitrage, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper import arbitrage, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif Rotterdam, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, delivered Germany, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode warrant premium, in-whs US, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode ER premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode SX-EW premium, bonded in-whs Shanghai, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode ER premium, bonded in-whs Shanghai, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode SX-EW premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif Taiwan, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode warrant premium, in-whs East Asia $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode warrant premium, in-whs North Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode warrant premium, in-whs South Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Copper rod annual premium, cif Nhava Sheva, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif South Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, in-whs Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper grade A cathode premium, cif Leghorn, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper blister 98-99% RC spot, cif China, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper blister 98-99% RC annual benchmark, cif China, $/tonne
American Metal Market
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Copper rod premium, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper EQ cathode premium, cif Europe, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper EQ cathode premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper Concentrates Counterparty spread, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper Concentrates Co-VIU, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Copper concentrates TC implied traders purchase, cif Asia Pacific, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Copper concentrates RC implied smelters purchase, cif Asia Pacific, cents/lb Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Copper concentrates RC implied traders purchase, cif Asia Pacific, cents/lb Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Nickel 4x4 cathode premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel briquette premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel uncut cathode premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel import arbitrage, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel import arbitrage, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% full plate warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% briquette warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% full plate warrant premium, in-whs East Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% briquette warrant premium, in-whs East Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% warrant premium, in-whs North Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% full plate premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% full plate premium, in-whs Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel 4x4 cathode premium, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Nickel briquette premium, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Nickel 4x4 cathode all-in price, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Nickel briquette all-in price, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Nickel sulfate min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel min 99.8% briquette premium, cif Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Nickel sulfate, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Nickel sulfate premium, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Nickel ore 1.8% basis 15-20% Fe water content: 30-35% Si:Mg ratio<2 lot="" size="" 50,000="" tonnes,="" cif="" china,="" $/tonne="">
Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Laterite ore with 1.5% Ni content, cif China, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot premium, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Lead 99.97% ingot all-in price, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Lead fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Lead 99.99% ingot premium, cif Taiwan, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot premium, cif Taiwan, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.99% ingot premium, cif India, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot premium, cif India, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot warrant premium, in-whs US, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.99% ingot premium, delivered Midwest US, US cents/Ib MyDesk Active View this price
Lead concentrate TC, low silver, annual benchmark, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead concentrate TC High Silver, Annual Benchmark, $ per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead spot concentrate TC, low silver, cif China, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead spot concentrate TC, high silver, cif China, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead min 99.97% ingot warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead min 99.97% ingot warrant premium, in-whs East Asia $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot premium, cif Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.99% ingot premium, cif Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot warrant premium, in-whs North Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Lead 99.97% ingot warrant premium, in-whs South Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Tin 99.9% ingot premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $ per tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Tin rand fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Tin grade A min 99.85% ingot premium, ddp Midwest US, $/tonne
American Metal Market
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grade A min 99.85% ingot all-in price, ddp Midwest US, $/tonne
American Metal Market
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Tin 99.9% low lead ingot premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Tin 99.85% ingot premium, in-whs Baltimore, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Tin 99.9% ingot premium, cif Taiwan, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Tin min 99.85% ingot warrant premium, in-whs South East Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active N/A
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, dp fca Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot all-in price, ddp Midwest US, US cents/lb
American Metal Market
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Zinc rand fixing price for LME trade, rand/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium monthly average, delivered UK, £/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc import arbitrage, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc import arbitrage, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, cif Southeast Asia, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, dp fca Antwerp, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, ddp Italy, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, fca dp Italy, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% warrant premium, in-whs US, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% ingot premium, cif Shanghai, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc spot concentrate TC, cif China, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc concentrate TC annual benchmark, cif China, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG 99.995% ingot premium, fca Singapore, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG 99.995% ingot premium, fca Malaysia, $/per tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG 99.995% ingot premium, cif Taiwan $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% warrant premium, in-whs North Europe, $/tonne MyDesk Active View this price
Zinc min 99.995% ingot premium, in-whs Shanghai, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc concentrate TC spot, delivered North China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc concentrate TC spot, delivered South China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Zinc SHG min 99.995% warrant premium, in-whs Southeast Asia, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A

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