UPDATE 2-Rexam may raise prices as aluminium premium, Brazilian energy cost weigh

jueves 13 de noviembre de 2014 07:10 GYT

* Aluminium premium rises to $500/t vs $300/t in early 2014

* Rise in aluminium premium to increase costs by 30 mln stg next year

* Brazilian energy costs to rise by 15 million pounds next year

* Can volumes to slightly decline in North America, Europe (Adds CEO comment, details; updates share movement)

By Aashika Jain

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Rexam Plc, the world's second-largest beverage can maker by revenue, is considering raising prices for customers as it copes with surging aluminium premiums and Brazilian energy costs.

The company's stock was the top loser on the FTSE-250 Midcap Index, declining as much as 8.5 percent in early trade to its lowest in 16 months.

"We will try to share the risk with our customers but we cannot do it overnight as most of our contracts are for the longer term... for the next year we are talking about it," Chief Executive Graham Chipchase told Reuters.

Aluminium premiums, or the cost to get metal out of storage, have soared to all-time highs in Europe and North America due to strong demand and restricted access to the metal.   Continuación...