SHANGHAI, Jul. 30 (SMM) –SHFE 1510 aluminum contract drifted lower after rising to RMB 12,430/mt on Wednesday, due to plunging Chinese stock market and caution before the US Fed’s policy decision. The contract ended the day at RMB 12,345/mt. Trading volumes totaled 38,462 lots, and positions were down 8,264 lots to 137,704 lots.
Aluminum prices were mainly between RMB 12,190-12,210/mt in Shanghai on Wednesday, discounts of RMB 100-90/mt over August aluminum on the SHFE, versus RMB 12,180-12,200/mt in Wuxi and RMB 12,210-12,220/mt in Hangzhou. Spot prices rose at first, but then fell back, tracking SHFE aluminum. Buying cooled after SHFE aluminum drifted lower. In the afternoon, market turned quiet.