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Metals / Commodities

Steel Prices Stall As European Economies Slow

Mar 19, 2024 at 09:01 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Market sources report that hot rolled coil steel prices in northern and southern Europe…

Is a Copper Crisis Coming? Prices Hit New Highs on Smelter Cuts

Mar 18, 2024 at 08:44 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   By mid-March, copper prices hit their highest level since April 2023. Prices previously found a bottom in early February…

U.S. Mills Hike Steel Prices to Halt Bearish Trend

Mar 15, 2024 at 02:18 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways amid bearish steel prices, with a…

Iron Ore Futures Take a Hit as Chinese Demand Wavers

Mar 12, 2024 at 09:33 | ZeroHedge

To start the week, Ehsan Khoman, the Head of Commodities at MUFG Bank, points out that iron ore ended the session in Asia as one of the weakest…

Indian Steelmaker Plans to Build Europe's Most Advanced Rail Mill

Mar 12, 2024 at 09:30 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   One of India’s fastest-growing steel companies JSW Steel, recently announced the next step in its growth plan. In a…

Carbon Tariffs to Reshape Aluminum Market Dynamics in the EU

Mar 11, 2024 at 09:15 | Stuart Burns

Via Metal Miner The European aluminum manufacturing industry is under attack from two short- and medium-term threats, both of which have the potential…

Declining Demand for EVs Is Weighing on the Nickel Market

Mar 11, 2024 at 09:02 | City A.M

Nickel prices are proving a headache for miners across the world: oversupply of the metal plus low electric vehicle (EV) demand has created a profit-stealing two-year price slide. Anglo American’s…

Global Manufacturing Resurgence Set to Reshape Steel Market

Mar 08, 2024 at 09:21 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month-over-month, the index experienced little movement. Overall, the Construction MMI (Monthly Metals Index) moved sideways,…

Guinea Greenlights Major Iron Ore Project with Global Giants

Mar 08, 2024 at 08:10 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The West African state of Guinea recently approved a joint development deal between the government, Rio Tinto/Simfer, and the Winning…

Semiconductor Woes Could Dampen Auto Industry's Road to Recovery

Mar 06, 2024 at 08:18 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month-over-month, the Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) dropped by 3.03%. While the automotive market continued…

U.S. Mines Race to Restart As Uranium Prices Skyrocket

Mar 05, 2024 at 08:30 | ZeroHedge

It's been a long time coming, but the bulls are finally back in uranium. And with them comes the restart of multiple uranium projects that have been taken…

India’s Steel Sector Urges Tariff Adjustments To Combat Flood of Imports

Mar 04, 2024 at 07:50 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   In July, India became a net importer of steel for the fourth time in the last year. And therein…

EU Mulls Extending Steel Safeguard Measures Amid Flood of Imports

Mar 01, 2024 at 09:07 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, is due to examine a request to extend a 25%…

Low-Cost Nickel from Indonesia is Flooding The Market

Feb 29, 2024 at 07:31 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   The global nickel mining industry is under stress, and the primary reason is an oversupply of low-cost nickel from…

EU Member States Clash on Sanctioning Russian Aluminum

Feb 28, 2024 at 07:52 | RFE/RL staff

Last week, the EU passed its latest sanctions package on Russia to coincide with the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.…

Ukraine Steel Giant Faces 31% Drop in Steel Production

Feb 28, 2024 at 07:46 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Ukrainian metals and mining group Metinvest recently reported a 31% decrease year on year in its crude steel production…

Is a Deep-Sea Mining Boom Inevitable?

Feb 27, 2024 at 09:16 | Felicity Bradstock

Just a month after Norway approved the world’s first deep-sea mineral mining, a UN regulator has stated that he thinks the international practice of deep-sea mining is likely inevitable. There…

China’s Aluminum Sales to EU Plunge 30% Due to New Carbon Tariff

Feb 23, 2024 at 08:06 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Earlier this week, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association reported a 30% decline in the volume of aluminum products exported…

UK Trade Authority Probes Steel Import Quotas

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:35 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The United Kingdom’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) recently initiated a suspension review on safeguard measures against hot rolled flat and…

U.S. Aluminum Market Roiled by Closure of Major Smelter

Feb 21, 2024 at 07:57 | Metal Miner

Following a 4.7% month-over-month decline during January, aluminum prices fell an additional 1.9% throughout the first half of February. Despite these declines, aluminum prices continued to trade in…

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