UK bracing for tough aluminum scrap market in 2014

Oct 31, 2013 | 01:38 PM | Jethro Wookey

Tags  aluminum scrap, European scrap, secondary aluminum smelters, nonferrous scrap, Jethro Wookey

LONDON — U.K. secondary aluminum producers are preparing for a difficult scrap market in 2014, with tightness expected across international markets and no expectations of lower prices to come.

"Scrap will be an issue next year. We’re trying to maintain sensible stock levels until the new year, but when we come back (after the holidays) it will be tight," one producer said. "At the moment I can buy what I want, but if I try and push prices down I don’t get it."....

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