Base metals

News, prices and analysis for aluminium, copper, nickel and other non-ferrous metals

Base metals like copper, aluminium and alumina are some of the world’s most frequently traded commodities. With so many forces bearing down on the base metals market, win-win outcomes for negotiations depend on the depth and breadth of your understanding of the market.

Our global coverage, prices and forecasts give you the insights you need into this volatile and constantly evolving market. We provide more than 150 base metals prices from across the globe to empower you with the most current market-reflective prices, historical trends and future outlooks. And, as the drive to lower carbon emissions intensifies, Fastmarkets is leading the way with low-carbon aluminium pricing launched in 2021.

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Key data from Fastmarkets’ aluminium ingot ADC 12 pricing session in China on Wednesday November 30
German equipment provider SMS Group will provide a logistics and storage system for a forthcoming $238.7 million aluminium foil plant being built in the US by South Korea’s LOTTE Group to meet demand for the material’s use in electric vehicles (EVs)
Industry association European Aluminium has put together an independent taskforce to investigate certain aluminium imports to the region from Turkey, according to documents seen by Fastmarkets
Luxembourg-based recycler Befesa’s facility in Mooresboro, North Carolina, is the first in the world to manufacture special high-grade (SHG) zinc solely from recycled zinc
Lower aluminium premiums in Europe risk deterring imports amid falling freight rates, with some market participants now looking at the availability of material for 2023 in light of the various smelter cuts on the continent
Anglo American and Germany-based Aurubis have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a solution that will ensure copper, a key commodity in energy transition, is traceable and sustainably produced, the London-based miner announced on Thursday, November 24
Base metals prices

Base metals prices are the foundation for important decisions within your organization. We provide more than 150 base metal prices, including industry benchmarks from across the globe. Our price coverage can help your organization to evaluate risk, optimize your purchasing strategy, negotiate in both physical and financial contracts and make the right decision every time.

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