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Alumina Price Outlook

Prices for alumina took a dive in recent weeks, weighed on by increased supply amid recovering output and downbeat aluminium smelting activity. Alumina traded at USD 346 per metric ton on 14 January, which was 4.9% lower than on the same day in the prior month. Meanwhile, the price was 13.9% higher than on the same day last year but was down 2.8% on a year-to-date basis. Prices for alumina continued to decline over the past month, as high energy costs, notably in Europe, dampened aluminium production—for which alumina is a key component. On top of this, subdued demand from China amid the country’s strict environmental targets ahead of the winter Olympics, coupled with normalizing output at the Alumar refinery in Brazil and the Noranda refinery in Louisiana by December, further weighed on prices.

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

2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  
Alumina 377.2  310.14  348.34  472.02  333.94  

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Note: Shanghai Metal Market (SMM) Alumina, prices in USD per metric ton (mt). Prices are average of period (aop). Daily prices.

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