LME aluminum warrant cancellations rise on spreads

LME aluminum warrant cancellations rise on spreads


London (Platts)–22 Sep 2017 933 am EDT/1333 GMT

Cancellations of aluminum warrants listed on the London Metal Exchange have risen over the past week, with canceled warrants rising by 45% since last Friday.

The rise in live warrant cancellations — those marked for delivery out of the warehouse — meant that as of September 22, 20% of all exchange listed stocks were canceled.

On a net basis, global additional canceled tonnage rose by 102,500 mt over the past week, with all of it being in Asian warehouses. Port Klang warehouses saw most fresh warrant cancellations, with 41,875 mt additional ones during the week, followed by Singapore (30,800 mt), Busan and Gwangyang.

Unlike in the beginning of the year, market sources said there was no arbitrage opportunity to ship metal from Asia to the US so far, despite the fact that US premiums had increased over the past weeks and an expected rise in US demand due to US storm damages.

This cause to Aluminium clear upside move on LME & MCX on Friday. Still 142 is very crucial point move down till136 & below that 131 in extension.

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