TOKYO Dec 27 Japan's aluminium premium for
shipments during the January to March quarter of 2017 was set at
$95 per tonne, as spot premiums rose following a disruption at
an Australian smelter, six sources directly involved in the
quarterly pricing talks said.
The deal, which marks a 27 percent increase from the $75 a
tonne premium PREM-ALUM-JP in the previous quarter, is the
first quarterly increase in three.
Japan is Asia's biggest importer of aluminium and the
surcharges, or premiums, which consumers pay on top of the
London Metal Exchange cash price for primary metal
shipments, set the benchmark for the region.
(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)