SHANGHAI, May 15 (SMM) –On Thursday, SHFE 1507 aluminum contract fell below the 20-day moving average to RMB 13,270/mt due to selloffs at highs. But prices then rallied before ending at RMB 13,330/mt. Trading volumes totaled 30,664 lots, and positions were down 1,490 to 131,988.
Spot aluminum largely traded between RMB 13,060-13,070/mt in Shanghai on Thursday, discounts of RMB 120-130/mt over SHFE 1505 aluminum contract, versus RMB 13,040-13,050/mt in Wuxi, and RMB 13,060-13,070/mt in Hangzhou. Holders of hedged goods became more willing to sell, but traders showed little buying interest. Processors continued buying only as needed. In the afternoon, trading was muted.