Aluminium
September 2022

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) released results for the second quarter and first half of 2022 last month. Numbers were generally up for the year’s first half thanks in part to an increase in value added aluminium products and higher LME prices. The world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China, reported a profit of BD181.9 million ($483.






September 2022

Aluminium producers are facing a hard landing after the bonanza pricing seen in the first half of 2022. US producer Alcoa reported an average realised price on third-party sales of $3,864 per tonne in the second quarter, compared with $2,753 in the same period of last year.






September 2022

Aluminum has repeatedly been the subject of criticism. On the one hand, this is due to the effects of bauxite mining and the high energy consumption in primary production. On the other hand, efficiency in the plants plays an economically important role in the energy-intensive processing and production of the silver metal.






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