SHANGHAI, Aug. 13 (SMM) – On Monday night, SHFE 1410 aluminum contract moved sidelines after starting higher at RMB 14,170/mt, and finished the night session at RMB 14,155/mt. Trading volumes totaled 23,106 lots, with positions up 3,170 lots to 147,762 lots.
On Tuesday, the most active contract climbed to RMB 14,230/mt as some long buyers jumped in, but then pared gains to end at RMB 14,170/mt since some investors closed long positions. Trading volumes totaled 74,632 lots, with positions up 1,548 lots to 149,310 lots.
Spot aluminum largely traded at RMB 13,990-14,000/mt in Shanghai and Wuxi on Tuesday, a discount of RMB 30-40/mt over SHFE 1408 aluminum contract, versus RMB 14,010-14,020/mt in Hangzhou. SHFE 1408 aluminum contract fell after opening higher, causing some sellers to cut offers by RMB 10/mt. Trading was thin. In the afternoon, suppliers held back goods after SHFE aluminum rallied, with few deals completed.