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Metals

The Chinese Entity That Could Change The Iron Market Forever

Jul 28, 2022 at 10:17 | Metal Miner

It’s no secret that China believes in the concentration of power. However, that philosophy extends far beyond governance. It also dramatically affects the way the country does business.…

Aluminum Prices Plummet Despite Ongoing Supply Disruptions

Jul 26, 2022 at 10:19 | Metal Miner

A curious tug of war continues in the Aluminum industry. It remains focused on likely demand destruction due to recessionary forces, generally blamed on central banks’ rapid raising…

Chaos In Commodity Markets Draws Attention From Regulators

Jul 22, 2022 at 09:13 | Metal Miner

MetalMiner follows the LME (London Metal Exchange) very closely, as it remains the largest commodities exchange for base metal options and futures. Recently,…

Commodity Rout Erases 1.2 Trillion In Mining Stock Value

Jul 12, 2022 at 11:48 | Alex Kimani

The much-hyped commodity supercycle could be dead before it has even properly begun. After a  bright start to the year that saw commodities and metals like copper, nickel,…

Copper Prices Plummet To Lowest Levels Since 2020

Jul 12, 2022 at 09:53 | Metal Miner

Copper price action continues to show massive bear trends and signals further declines.  The continuous breakdown of short-term trading ranges fosters a volatile market. This…

Iron Prices Dip As Demand From China Slows

Jul 11, 2022 at 10:35 | Metal Miner

2022 has been a roller coaster ride for iron ore prices, which dipped yet again on Monday. Of course, demand from Chinese steel remains the top reason for…

Battery Metal Supply Woes Could Upset The EV Boom

Jul 07, 2022 at 09:38 | Metal Miner

The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) experienced another decline from June to July. After a -6.53 drop last month, the 30-day price change jumped to -7.77%. As with…

Mining Industry Warns Energy Transition Isn’t Sustainable

Jul 01, 2022 at 11:05 | Irina Slav

The energy transition has been set by politicians as the only way forward for human civilization. Not every country on the planet is on board with it, but…

Nickel Prices Surge As UK Sanctions Major Russian Miner

Jul 01, 2022 at 10:49 | Metal Miner

The UK government has added Vladimir Potanin, Norilsk Nickel’s president and chairman of the management board, to its list of sanctioned individuals. The LME nickel price remains in…

Recession Fears Could Derail The Global Metals Boom

Jun 30, 2022 at 11:33 | Metal Miner

Mexico’s steel metal market recently saw a slowdown, leading experts to believe that Mexico’s industrial metal market may soon turn bearish. Flat steel prices, along…

G7 Targets Russian Gold In Latest Blow To Moscow

Jun 27, 2022 at 10:57 | ZeroHedge

On Sunday the Biden admin alongside the G7 announced that they will ban Russian gold imports to "further impose financial costs on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine."…

Can The U.S. Overtake China In The Battery Metal Race?

Jun 22, 2022 at 10:04 | Metal Miner

Over the past few decades, the US-China relationship has evolved into more of a rivalry than anything else. This has left the United States eager to decouple from…

Copper Markets On Edge As Chile Adopts New Constitution

Jun 20, 2022 at 09:48 | Metal Miner

  Copper prices rebounded sharply after declines in early May. While prices continue to find a bottom on a macro scale, they remain sideways in…

Are Aluminum Prices About To Break Out?

Jun 17, 2022 at 11:18 | Metal Miner

In Aluminum trading, inventory levels directly linked with price direction continue through 2022. Demand outstripping supply caused falling inventory, and many assume prices are due to rise, except…

Gold And Silver Prices Slip Despite Soaring Inflation

Jun 16, 2022 at 09:15 | Metal Miner

The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) experienced a slight decline from May into June. The 30-day price change was roughly -9.55, a -6.52% drop. As with last month,…

Steel Prices Are Sliding

Jun 15, 2022 at 10:51 | Metal Miner

U.S. steel prices continue to retreat. After consistent week-over-week declines, HRC prices now sit more than 15% beneath their late-April peak while plate prices continue to trade sideways…

The LME Is Facing $500 Million In Lawsuits Over Nickel Short Squeeze

Jun 10, 2022 at 11:05 | Metal Miner

Nickel prices appeared to hit a bottom in mid-May, but the trend remains down. Moreover, recent price action showed few signs of any bullish structures on a weekly…

Is The Battery Boom Officially Over?

Jun 07, 2022 at 09:48 | Metal Miner

The term battery metals typically refers to lithium, nickel, and cobalt. The name stems from the fact that the three metals are frequently used in the production of…

China’s New Economic Stimulus Could Bolster Metals Demand

Jun 02, 2022 at 10:06 | Metal Miner

Metal processors and traders throughout China are facing a grim reality today. Thanks to major economic shifts both within the country and without, metals demand has plummeted. Of…

Iron Prices Climb As China Reboots Its Economy

Jun 01, 2022 at 11:08 | Metal Miner

It’s still touch-and-go for the steel sector in China despite the sprouting of the first shoots of a possible manufacturing recovery. However, last Monday, benchmark iron ore prices…

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