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SMM Sees Aluminum as Worst Performer among Base Metals 
Jul 31,2017 11:31CST
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Aluminum will underperform other base metals this week, given the lack of further production cuts and poor market fundamentals, SMM predicts.

SHANGHAI, Jul. 31 (SMM) – Aluminum will underperform other base metals this week, given the lack of further production cuts and poor market fundamentals, SMM predicts.

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That said, any downward corrections will be limited since supply side reform will offer some support, SMM added.

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SHFE 1709 aluminum will slide to 14,250-14,500 yuan/tonne, while LME aluminum should drop to $ 1,915-1,940/tonne.

In domestic spot market, rising stocks and poor consumption will widen spot discounts slightly to 170-130 yuan/tonne. 

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