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LME price falls toward one-month lows; European billet premiums fall further on depressed spot demand


1. LME prices continue to slide toward the low end of their recent trading range, closing today at a one-month low.

2. LME Cash-3M contango widens to $... per mton, reaching attractive levels for cash-and-carry deals.

3. China’s aluminum price up after test of three-month lows.

4. ALERT! – EUROPEAN BILLET. Q1 2024 NEGOTIATIONS: Billet premiums decline in the UK, European buyers opting for quarterly contracts.

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5. ALERT! – MEXICO UBC. RALLY CONTINUES: UBC prices rise again as consumers and suppliers struggle to find enough volume.

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