Nippon Light Metal announced on 14th to discontinue aluminum electrolysis business operated in Kambara Works on March 31st. From now, the firm will supply refined bare metal (high-purity bare metal) based on import bare metal. Kambara Works had only been continuing aluminum smelting business in Japan because the works owned hydro-electric generation. Hence, this closure shows passing of aluminum smelting in Japan.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)07/18/2018
|34300YEN (-)||39000YEN (200)|
|300.85US$ (-1.51)||342.08US$ (0.05)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)