May 22

2017 Outlook

In 2016, the aluminium industry performed well and exceeded industry predictions. Even during Q4, the industry’s low season, the price of aluminium has remained strong.


New transportation policies banning overloaded long-haul transport resulted in a low inventory in China’s physical market, as metal has been log-jammed at shipping points. This played a major role in buoying Q4 prices. Finally, the increasing supply of liquid aluminium created an artificial shortage in the aluminium inventory, creating positive market sentiment that raised prices further.

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