SHANGHAI, Jan. 17 (SMM) – SHFE 1303 aluminum contract prices drifted lower to RMB 15,120/mt after opening at RMB 15,140/mt on January 17. Finally, the March aluminum on the SHFE closed unchanged from the previous trading day at RMB 15,155/mt. Positions were down 862 lots to 60,660 lots. The Shanghai Composite Index remained in correction, triggering strong bearish sentiment. The most-traded SHFE aluminum contract is expected to test support at RMB 15,100/mt while awaiting China’s 4Q GDP due tomorrow for guidance.