May 2018 aluminum updateMay 1, 2018
On April 6th, the US imposed sanctions on Russian aluminum producer Rusal, which supplied large amounts of aluminum to the US. This drove a sharp increase in prices, affecting both the LME and Midwest spot premium. Due to these sanctions, Midwest Avg. rose to $1.23 per lb, up $0.10 per lb from where […]
June 2017 Raw Material CostJune 12, 2017
June’s pricing went down $0.01 per lb due to a decrease in raw material cost. Prior month pricing was based on $0.97 per lb, current month is $0.96 per lb.
April Midwest AverageApril 17, 2017
April’s pricing increased $0.02 per lb based on March’s Midwest Average for raw material. Pricing appears to be trending up in the month of April which would cause and increase in May pricing as well.
June 2016 Raw Material trendJune 6, 2016
May’s Midwest Average for raw material remained the same as April’s at $0.79 per pound. LME appears to be holding flat through the beginning part of June as well.
May 2016 Raw Material TrendMay 9, 2016
Midwest Average in April was $0.79, up $0.02 from March. Current trend is up a penny or two in May as well, but it is early in the month. Prices still remain low, so it is a good time to purchase aluminum extrusions.