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LME price down amid bearish range-trading; US 2024 billet upcharges fall further


1. LME prices drop amid demand contraction and thin volumes, hovering around the middle of the $... per mton trading range.

2. China’s aluminum price ends the week near three-month lows.

3. ALERT! – US BILLET. BUYER’S MARKET: 2024 contractual billet upcharges fall further.

4. ALERT! – US FOIL CIRCUMVENTION. FINAL DECISION: DOC determines that foil imports from Thailand and South Korea are circumventing duties on China.

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5. UPDATE! - WORLD ALUMINUM SMELTING COSTS. STEADIER COSTS: World Primary Aluminum Production Costs Tick Up.

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6. LME Cash-3M contango and far-end spreads widen toward two-month highs, still unsupportive for spot premiums.