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Aluminium Price Outlook

Aluminium prices slumped in recent weeks, as demand for the base metal softened in response to the coronavirus outbreak which caused a downturn in Chinese industrial production. Aluminium traded at USD 1,696 per metric ton on 14 February, which was 4.8% lower than on the same day in the previous month. Moreover, the value was down 4.8% on a year-to-date basis, while it was 6.8% lower than on the same day a year ago. The coronavirus outbreak in China has significantly disrupted the world’s second-largest economy, after the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday in hopes of containing the outbreak. This has led to marked downturns in major aluminium-consuming industries in China, including the automotive, construction and manufacturing sectors, which weighed heavily on global aluminium prices. Moreover, President Trump’s move in late January to extend U.S. tariffs on aluminum to cover derivatives of the base metal depressed global prices further. Both developments significantly outweighed the disruption to the supply chains caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which will have buttressed prices somewhat.

Aluminium Price History Data (USD per metric ton, aop)

2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  
Aluminium 1663.69  1604.6  1968.4  2107.64  1794.37  

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Note: Aluminium prices in USD per metric ton (mt). Daily prices.

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