SHANGHAI, Apr. 24 (SMM) – SHFE 1306 aluminum contract inched down after opening higher on Wednesday, but did recover earlier losses in the afternoon due to rising copper prices. Traders in south China held to the sidelines, holding offers firm at RMB 14,590/mt. Downstream producers did not make large-scale purchases. As such, aluminum prices hit a ceiling after rising to RMB 14,600/mt.