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Global aluminium producer seeks Q1 premium of $95/T -sources

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A global aluminium producer has offered Japanese buyers a premium of $95 per metric ton for January-March primary metal shipments, down 2% from the current quarter, three sources directly involved in quarterly pricing talks said.

Japan is Asia's biggest importer of the metal and the premiums for primary metal shipments it agrees to pay each quarter over the London Metal Exchange (LME) cash price CMAL0 set the benchmark for the region.

For the October-December quarter, Japanese buyers agreed to pay a premium of $97 per tonPREM-ALUM-JP, down 24% from the prior quarter.

(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Sonali Paul)

((Yuka.Obayashi@thomsonreuters.com; +813-4520-1265))

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