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Aluminum Prices Collapse 20% In Just Two Weeks - So What's Next?

Nov. 02, 2021 9:52 AM ETJJU, JJUFF, DBB, RJZ, JJM, JJMTF, KOL1 Comment
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  • The higher power content of primary aluminum has driven a plunge in prices that have caught many by surprise and still has the potential to go further.
  • The aluminum price has been undermined by falling coal prices in China following efforts by regulators to curb excessive speculation, hoarding and profiteering from what remains a tight domestic thermal coal market.
  • For the time being, most aluminum consumers are rightly holding off from making any more than spot purchases as they wait to see how the current dynamic plays out.

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By Stuart Burns

While not alone in seeing ongoing price falls, across the metals sector prices have been in decline for two weeks now. The higher power content of primary aluminum has driven a plunge

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This fails to address seasonality and the reason for Chinese manipulation due to their import or demand?
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