SMM Aluminum Market Daily Review (2013-10-24)

Price Review & Forecast 09:06:15AM Oct 25, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Oct. 25 (SMM) – December aluminum on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), the most active one, slipped to RMB 14,340/mt after opening lower at RMB 14,355/mt on Thursday, dragged down by falling LME aluminum overnight. The light metal, however, bounced back to RMB 14,395/mt later in the day on positive HSBC’s flash China manufacturing PMI for October, which hit a 7-month high of 50.9. Finally, SHFE aluminum for January delivery closed at RMB 14,390/mt. Trading volumes contracted 4,644 lots to 4,164 lots, while positions grew 108 lots to 59,058 lots.

SHFE 1311 aluminum contract drifted higher to RMB 14,485/mt after a low opening on Thursday, boosted by upbeat HSBC’s flash China manufacturing PMI for October. Spot aluminum prices in Shanghai slid to RMB 14,470-14,490/mt as arrivals grew slightly, a discount of RMB 0-20/mt over SHFE current-month aluminum contract. Prices were RMB 14,470-14,480/mt in Wuxi and Hangzhou. Demand from downstream producers picked up a little, while traders contributed most to today’s transactions. In the afternoon, suppliers remained eager to sell, but few buyers entered the market, with traded prices little changed. 
 

SMM Aluminum Market Daily Review (2013-10-24)

Price Review & Forecast 09:06:15AM Oct 25, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Oct. 25 (SMM) – December aluminum on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), the most active one, slipped to RMB 14,340/mt after opening lower at RMB 14,355/mt on Thursday, dragged down by falling LME aluminum overnight. The light metal, however, bounced back to RMB 14,395/mt later in the day on positive HSBC’s flash China manufacturing PMI for October, which hit a 7-month high of 50.9. Finally, SHFE aluminum for January delivery closed at RMB 14,390/mt. Trading volumes contracted 4,644 lots to 4,164 lots, while positions grew 108 lots to 59,058 lots.

SHFE 1311 aluminum contract drifted higher to RMB 14,485/mt after a low opening on Thursday, boosted by upbeat HSBC’s flash China manufacturing PMI for October. Spot aluminum prices in Shanghai slid to RMB 14,470-14,490/mt as arrivals grew slightly, a discount of RMB 0-20/mt over SHFE current-month aluminum contract. Prices were RMB 14,470-14,480/mt in Wuxi and Hangzhou. Demand from downstream producers picked up a little, while traders contributed most to today’s transactions. In the afternoon, suppliers remained eager to sell, but few buyers entered the market, with traded prices little changed.