The deliveries to LME warehouses underscore the difficulties Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum producer outside of China, is facing as 2022 contracts expire and buyers shun Russian metal for 2023 contracts, one of the sources said.

Some aluminum buyers and end users in the transportation, construction and packaging industries do not want Rusal aluminum in their products. Unwanted metal like Rusal’s aluminum usually ends up in the LME system, a market of last resort for consumers and…



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