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  • Is Recycling The Answer To Rare Earth Shortages?

    Published 08 June 2023 | viewed 1,197 times

    Via AG Metal Miner After a sharp nosedive that lasted two months, the Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) finally flattened out between May 1…

  • DRC Eyes Peru’s Position As Second-Largest Copper Producer

    Published 07 June 2023 | viewed 1,945 times

    Via AG Metal Miner There’s a new kid on the block in copper production. Media reports say the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to…

  • Chinese Steel Prices Fall To Three-Year Low

    Published 06 June 2023 | viewed 2,597 times

    Via AG Metal Miner For the past year or two, steel analysts and experts have talked about how China’s market is now more open. Simultaneously, they…

  • Copper Prices Trounced By Falling Demand

    Published 01 June 2023 | viewed 16,692 times

    By Stuart Burns via AGMetalminer.com At least that’s what the Financial Times reported Goldman Sachs saying this week with regard to the price of copper. The…

  • Lithium Market Faces Turbulent Years

    Published 25 May 2023 | viewed 1,730 times

    By Sohrab Darabshaw via AGMetalminer.com Lithium, a crucial component in electric vehicles (EVs), seems to be the metal of the season. Indeed, over the past month, the market…

  • Is Lithium Set For Another Bull Run?

    Published 24 May 2023 | viewed 1,957 times

    By Stuart Burns via AGMetalminer.com A recent Reuters post detailed how a super-charged two-year rally, which saw Chinese spot lithium carbonate prices rise by tenfold, went into…

  • Declining Iron Ore Prices Show China’s Recovery is Still Dragging

    Published 23 May 2023 | viewed 2,444 times

    The iron ore slump shows that the Chinese economy continues to struggle. Moreover, if things on the steel front do not improve quickly, demand will…

  • Stainless Steel Remains Buyers Market As Demand Growth Flatlines

    Published 18 May 2023 | viewed 2,224 times

    By Nichole Bastin via AGMetalminer.com The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose a modest 0.67% from April to May. Following increased volatility over the last…

  • Tata Steel’s UK Plant Is Struggling To Cope With Rising Costs

    Published 17 May 2023 | viewed 3,185 times

    By Chistopher Rivituso via AGMetalminer.com Difficult trading conditions and a lack of clarity over state aid have put the future of Tata Steel’s UK plant…

  • Copper Prices Slide Despite Expected Deficit

    Published 16 May 2023 | viewed 5,036 times

    By Nichole Bastin via AGMetalminer.com Copper prices continued to slide this past month, although not enough to trigger a downward trend. As lower lows have yet…

  • Russian Supply Glut Forces LME Aluminum Prices Lower

    Published 14 May 2023 | viewed 3,603 times

      By Nichole Bastin via AGMetalminer.com Aluminum prices continued to slowly edge downward, but remained within an overall sideways trend. After prices fell 1.31% throughout…

  • Commodity Trade Between China And Australia Jumps

    Published 11 May 2023 | viewed 2,124 times

    By Sohrab Darabshaw via AGMetalminer.com March proved a good month for Australia and China. New data shows Australia’s exports to China touched a new high in…

  • Teck Changes Proposal To Separate Metal And Coal Business

    Published 08 May 2023 | viewed 5,781 times

    By AGMetalminer.com Canadian mining group Teck Resources recently withdrew its proposal to separate its metals and coal companies into two separate assets. The Vancouver-headquartered company…

  • Why Cobalt Prices Have Fallen To A 4-Year Low

    Published 04 May 2023 | viewed 3,904 times

    By the AGMetalminer team The cobalt price index fell below $26,000 per tonne as of April 2023, its lowest level since 2019. Indeed, while cobalt…

  • Rare Earth Metals See Prices Plunge

    Published 03 May 2023 | viewed 13,258 times

    By Jennifer Kary via AGMetalminer.com The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) suffered yet another significant drop month-over-month. Overall, the index fell 15.81%. These massive…

  • Platinum May Soon Be In Short Supply

    Published 02 May 2023 | viewed 3,771 times

    Whenever there is an argument about the sufficiency of resources to meet the demands of our voracious industrial economy, those defending the cornucopian view say, "But, we…

  • Series Of Power Cuts Disrupt Aluminum Production In Yunnan

    Published 30 April 2023 | viewed 2,210 times

    Via AG Metal Miner A new question mark hangs over the fate of Chinese aluminum production for the rest of 2023. In March, China’s primary…

  • The Volatility Of Nickel And Stainless Steel Markets

    Published 27 April 2023 | viewed 1,901 times

    Via AG Metal Miner Stainless steel is intriguing from a pricing perspective. After all, it has practical applications that are especially sensitive to even small…

  • China's Steel Exports Reach Highest Monthly Total Since April 2021

    Published 26 April 2023 | viewed 2,503 times

    Via AG Metal Miner For the 1st quarter of this year, China’s iron ore imports hit a Q1 record. Altogether, prices climbed nearly 10% from January…

  • Nickel Surplus Weighs On Stainless Steel Prices

    Published 20 April 2023 | viewed 3,066 times

    Via AG Metal Miner The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 7.53% from March to April. Downside momentum continued to pressure the nickel market, sending prices down into…

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