Aluminum

Aluminum increased to 1837.25 USD/LB in April from 1744.25 USD/LB in March of 2014. Aluminum averaged 1750.34 from 1989 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3271.25 in July of 2008 and a record low of 1022.70 in November of 1993. Aluminum is a lightweight, corrosion resistant metal used mainly in aerospace applications, as a construction material, in packaging, automobiles and railroad cars. Resources of bauxites, the raw material for aluminum are only located in seven areas: Western and Central Africa (mostly, Guinea), South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname), the Caribbean (Jamaica), Oceania and Southern Asia (Australia, India), China, the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey) and the Urals (Russia). Aluminum futures and options contracts provide price transparency to the U.S. aluminum market, valued at about $35 billion per year in products and exports. This page provides - Aluminum - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
1837.25 1744.25 3271.25 1022.70 1848.77 | 2014/05 1989 - 2014 USD/LB Daily

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Aluminum
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Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 101.47 101.69 -0.22 -0.22 % -2.74 % 1.83 % 11.43 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 108.92 108.94 -0.02 -0.02 % -0.90 % 1.15 % 8.06 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % 0.00 % -29.60 % 8.43 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 1.04 % 3.91 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.79 4.74 0.05 1.05 % 4.81 % 6.44 % 12.71 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 3.85 % 9.19 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,837.25 1,854.75 -17.50 -0.94 % 0.42 % 7.49 % -2.31 % [+]
Coal Coal 73.45 73.50 -0.05 -0.07 % -1.08 % -1.14 % -15.82 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 30,500.00 30,000.00 500.00 1.67 % 3.39 % 0.00 % 12.44 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,284.19 1,283.20 0.99 0.08 % -1.13 % -2.12 % -9.85 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,685.50 6,684.50 1.00 0.01 % 0.35 % 1.21 % -4.50 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,136.25 2,139.75 -3.50 -0.16 % 0.64 % 3.60 % 5.49 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 0.00 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 18,338.00 18,284.00 54.00 0.30 % 2.58 % 13.47 % 20.65 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 786.00 787.00 -1.00 -0.13 % -1.87 % -0.38 % 16.62 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,400.00 1,403.00 -3.00 -0.21 % -2.57 % -2.23 % -1.89 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,946.00 1,951.00 -5.00 -0.26 % -0.82 % -2.70 % -15.06 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 131.43 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,855.00 23,751.00 104.00 0.44 % 1.59 % 2.67 % 14.42 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,049.00 2,070.00 -21.00 -1.01 % 0.00 % 3.37 % 8.74 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.76 7.75 0.01 0.13 % -0.13 % -4.32 % 19.02 % [+]
Corn C A 486.00 477.50 8.50 1.78 % 2.10 % 3.96 % -24.48 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,076.42 3,049.15 27.27 0.89 % 0.89 % 2.05 % 31.08 % [+]
Cotton CT1 87.64 88.25 -0.61 -0.69 % 0.34 % -3.28 % 10.66 % [+]
Coffee KC1 196.70 182.22 14.48 7.95 % 7.95 % 14.71 % 49.25 % [+]
Oat Oat 461.50 458.75 2.75 0.60 % 1.10 % 3.42 % 9.17 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.24 15.19 0.05 0.33 % -0.78 % -0.59 % 2.28 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 559.00 553.00 6.00 1.08 % -5.09 % -12.38 % -23.79 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,467.00 1,478.00 -11.00 -0.74 % -2.98 % 2.95 % 3.24 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.64 17.65 -0.01 -0.06 % -0.06 % 2.32 % -1.01 % [+]
Wheat W A 625.25 620.75 4.50 0.72 % 1.75 % -5.34 % -6.12 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 0.00 % 1.26 % 5.33 % [+]


Commodity | Notes
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