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Metals / Commodities

Biden’s “Buy Clean” Initiative Is A Boon For Steel Manufacturers

Sep 20, 2022 at 07:52 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner  The Biden-Harris Administration today announced that they would “prioritize the purchase of key low-carbon construction materials, covering 98% of…

Space Diamonds May Be The Future Of Mining And Manufacturing

Sep 16, 2022 at 09:30 | ZeroHedge

Tiny folded diamonds that fell to Earth from an ancient dwarf star may sound like something from an intergalactic feature film, but researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom have…

Copper Could See A Supply Shortfall By 2025

Sep 15, 2022 at 08:38 | Ag Metal Miner

At the start of this year, Rio Tinto PLC and the Mongolian Government announced they had reached an historic agreement with copper and metal manufacturing. The announcement came…

Industrial Metal Squeeze Weighs On U.S. Construction

Sep 14, 2022 at 08:08 | Ag Metal Miner

The September Construction MMI traded sideways, falling a modest 2.56%. However, this trend will likely not continue. Supply and energy shortages continue to weigh heavily…

Aluminum Prices Slip Despite Smelter Shutdowns Chipping Away At Supply

Sep 13, 2022 at 08:51 | Ag Metal Miner

This week, aluminum prices approached long-term weekly demand zones. These are price levels that typically trigger a strong upswing. Before the most recent…

China’s Economic Stumbles Weigh On Metal Prices

Sep 12, 2022 at 09:30 | Ag Metal Miner

After powering to new highs in the Spring, metal prices continue to slide. Iron ore, aluminum, and copper have all fallen to varying degrees, and those merely represent…

Rare Earths Supply Stifled By Controversy In Myanmar

Sep 09, 2022 at 09:06 | Ag Metal Miner

In last month’s MMI, MetalMiner reported how nations all around the globe were searching for alternatives to rare earth exports from China. After all, the…

Copper Prices Are Trading Sideways, But Not For Long

Sep 09, 2022 at 08:59 | Ag Metal Miner

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways from August to September as the index rose 1.13%. Copper prices remain steady. Copper prices

Steel Prices Could Be Due For A Rally As Manufacturers Halt Production

Sep 09, 2022 at 08:54 | Ag Metal Miner

Hot rolled coil prices in Northern Europe declined further the past week due to low demand in steel manufacturing. According to sources, this was due partly to higher…

How Will China’s New $44 Billion Stimulus Impact Steel Prices?

Sep 08, 2022 at 07:32 | Ag Metal Miner

A few days ago, China’s State Council announced more stimulus policies. The new measures included an additional 300 billion yuan ($44 billion) in quotas for infrastructure spending and…

The Energy Transition Could Be Derailed By A Looming Copper Shortage

Sep 07, 2022 at 08:22 | Haley Zaremba

“Think of copper as a common carrier, so to speak, of decarbonization. It is literally the wiring that connects the present to the future,” writes

Are Steel Prices Nearing A Bottom?

Sep 07, 2022 at 08:04 | Ag Metal Miner

U.S. steel prices continue to search for a bottom, although the pace of declines began to slow as August saw the smallest month-over-month percent decrease…

European Stainless Steel Mills Are Closing Due To Energy Crisis

Sep 02, 2022 at 07:48 | Ag Metal Miner

Stainless steel prices continue to struggle as we approach the final quarter of the year. Meanwhile, nickel prices float just above their 2021 average, closing August at $21,320…

Recycling Could Help Ease The Metals Squeeze

Aug 31, 2022 at 08:23 | Ag Metal Miner

Faced with supply chain shortages, metal squeezes and smelter shutdowns, metal buyers and manufacturers continue to look for supply solutions. Some theorize that recycling and reusing metals could…

China’s Steel Industry Is In Crisis

Aug 26, 2022 at 07:58 | Ag Metal Miner

Everyone thought a COVID-19-ravaged steel supply market in China took a turn towards recovery. However, many other hurdles now stand in the way, both long & short-term.

Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Lithium Prices

Aug 24, 2022 at 15:09 | Alex Kimani

Over the past 16 months we have witnessed a gravity-defying lithium price rally that has seen lithium prices rocket more than 500% amid supply chain bottlenecks and robust…

Is Zinc On The Brink Of A Breakout?

Aug 23, 2022 at 10:41 | Ag Metal Miner

If you look at zinc price trends from this past year, it’s hard to identify what you might call a “clear trend.” After building from a pandemic-driven low…

What Is Driving Global Metal Markets?

Aug 18, 2022 at 09:59 | Ag Metal Miner

Given the state of the world, one would expect base metal prices to show every sign of a resurgence. Certainly, analysts have been bullish about a supply squeeze…

Falling Prices And High Costs Eat Away At Steelmaker Margins

Aug 16, 2022 at 08:49 | Ag Metal Miner

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 8.73% from July to August. All in all, U.S. steel prices continued…

Cotton Prices Soar As Texas Megadrought Persists

Aug 16, 2022 at 08:42 | ZeroHedge

US cotton prices continued to surge above the boom days of 2010-11 after a massive crop estimate cut by the USDA, shocking Wall Street analysts and…

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