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China’s Iron Ore Imports Expected to Hit Record High This Year

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A recent Reuters report quoted market analysts…

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A New Semiconductor Shortage? What China's Export Restrictions Mean For Big Tech

Jul 28, 2023 at 07:40 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner    China’s announced restriction on the export of gallium and germanium goes into effect in August. Both of these elements…

Cobalt Prices Rally As Battery Demand Booms

Jul 27, 2023 at 08:21 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) saw little movement month-over-month. The index held sideways and…

China's Aluminum Imports Skyrocket Amid Domestic Supply Shortages

Jul 26, 2023 at 08:22 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner China has significantly increased its reliance on aluminum imports this year due to lower domestic aluminum supply. According to reports,…

Domestic Mining: The Obvious Solution To America’s Mineral Crisis

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:51 | ZeroHedge

This may not be the reality anyone wants to hear but despite important steps forward, the nation’s minerals problem – notably the mismatch between soaring demand, available supply,…

The Nickel Market's Roller Coaster Ride

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:48 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner After nickel prices saw a sharp slowdown in May, prices started to form sideways trends in relief to the downtrend. Like other base metals,…

New EV Innovations Put A Dent In Copper Demand

Jul 20, 2023 at 08:22 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   Two firms, Goldman Sachs & Consultancy CRU Group, recently revised their forecasts for…

Biden’s Infrastructure Boom Is Being Held Back By High Construction Costs

Jul 19, 2023 at 08:30 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   The latest construction news reports that while interest rates remain high, inflation is finally losing steam. This could…

Russian Aluminum Accounts For 80% Of LME Stockpiles

Jul 18, 2023 at 08:37 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Aluminum prices continued to slide throughout June but appeared to find a bottom in early July. Prices started to…

America’s Manufacturing Slowdown Weighs On Steel Demand

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:16 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, with a modest 0.32% decline…

Pressure Builds On Chinese Steel Sector As Prices Plummet

Jul 13, 2023 at 07:54 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   China’s major steelmakers recently warned of a “very challenging” H2 that could impact steel prices. As noted in…

Critical Minerals Market Doubles As Investment Skyrockets

Jul 12, 2023 at 11:16 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Amid continuous warnings about looming shortages of supply of critical minerals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has grown more optimistic about the ability of the industry to meet the expected…

Shaky Steel Market Could Be A Speed Bump For Rising Auto Sales

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:25 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) continued its decline in June, this time falling…

Copper Prices Vulnerable As Global Manufacturing Slows

Jul 11, 2023 at 07:35 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, increasing by a modest 1.09%…

Soaring Energy Costs Force Key Zinc Mine To Pause Operations

Jul 10, 2023 at 09:00 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Plummeting zinc metal prices and rising energy costs recently prompted Boliden to place its Tara zinc mine on care…

China's Metal Export Restrictions Leave Traders Scrambling

Jul 10, 2023 at 08:50 | ZeroHedge

Beijing is furious with the Biden administration mulling over a broader semiconductor chip export ban and, in response, decided last week to announce export restrictions

Global Giants Lock Horns Over Rare Earth Resources

Jul 07, 2023 at 08:17 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal MinerThe Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) saw little…

China's Steel Titans Brace For Tough Times

Jul 07, 2023 at 07:49 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   This past weekend, China’s primary steel manufacturing companies released a cautionary statement regarding their profits. In the statement,…

U.S. Lifts Tariffs On Indian Steel And Aluminum

Jul 03, 2023 at 08:40 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the United States. During his stay, the two nations agreed to resolve six long-standing disputes…

Bulls And Bears Face Off As Copper Outlook Flashes Mixed Signals

Jun 30, 2023 at 07:54 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal MIner   We’ve all heard the story. “The green energy movement will keep copper up!.” But, realistically, how bullish is…

India’s Rising Role In U.S. Commodity Trade

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:09 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner In a recent interview, Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at the Financial Times, explored the growing relationship between the U.S. and…

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