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Ag Metal Miner

MetalMiner is the largest metals-related media site in the US according to third party ranking sites. With a preemptive global perspective on the issues, trends, strategies, and trade policies that will impact how you source and/or trade metals and related metals services, MetalMiner provides unique insight, analysis, and tools for buyers, purchasing professionals, and everyone else for whom metals and their related markets matter.

Latest articles from Ag

  • European Stainless Steel Mills Are Closing Due To Energy Crisis

    Published 02 September 2022 | viewed 26,647 times

    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…

  • The Energy Crisis Is Putting Europe’s Solidarity To The Test

    Published 01 September 2022 | viewed 3,537 times

    A post in the Financial Times this week reported on comments made by Shell’s chief executive Ben van Beurden. In the article, Ben van Beurden…

  • Is China Using Cyberattacks To Maintain Its Rare Earth Dominance?

    Published 31 August 2022 | viewed 3,109 times

    For the longest time, the world relied solely on China for its supply of rare earths. Now, it seems that most countries have woken up…

  • Recycling Could Help Ease The Metals Squeeze

    Published 31 August 2022 | viewed 2,664 times

    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…

  • The Global Gas Crisis Is Spilling Into The United States

    Published 29 August 2022 | viewed 17,153 times

    Both experts and everyday consumers remain at odds about the current state of the global natural gas market. The main point of contention is whether…

  • Will Biden’s Big Clean Energy Bet Help The U.S. Catch China?

    Published 28 August 2022 | viewed 2,814 times

    The US seems well on its path to green energy. President Joe Biden recently signing into law the biggest clean energy investment in US history.…

  • China’s Steel Industry Is In Crisis

    Published 27 August 2022 | viewed 30,048 times

    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…

  • Is Zinc On The Brink Of A Breakout?

    Published 23 August 2022 | viewed 7,535 times

    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…

  • U.S. Looks To Catch Up To Taiwan In Chip Production

    Published 20 August 2022 | viewed 5,165 times

    Microchips, along with their parts and components have become a huge part of modern life. They’re used in computers, machinery, phones, and many other electronics…

  • What Is Driving Global Metal Markets?

    Published 18 August 2022 | viewed 2,645 times

    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…

  • Falling Prices And High Costs Eat Away At Steelmaker Margins

    Published 16 August 2022 | viewed 6,111 times

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

  • China’s Construction Crisis Weighs On Industrial Metals

    Published 15 August 2022 | viewed 5,591 times

    This month, the Construction MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) dropped yet again. However, it declined slightly less than those seen in previous months. Altogether, the index…

  • Have Nickel Prices Hit A Bottom?

    Published 13 August 2022 | viewed 3,925 times

    The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 8.87% from June to July. After nickel prices hit a bottom mid-July, they followed the base metal trend…

  • France Announces Emergency Renewable Energy Package

    Published 11 August 2022 | viewed 9,417 times

    Rare earths and renewable energy are two sectors that almost every country races to dominate. One of these nations, France, takes serious strides towards this…

  • U.S. Sanctions Russian Steel Giant MMK

    Published 11 August 2022 | viewed 3,576 times

    On August 2, the United States officially added integrated steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel (MMK) and its chairman Viktor Rashnikov to its list of sanctioned…

  • Chip Shortages And Inflation Are Plaguing The Auto Industry

    Published 10 August 2022 | viewed 6,169 times

    The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) dropped by 6.32% this past month, a downward trend it has been maintaining since May. The drop comes despite…

  • Copper Prices Slide Sideways As Bulls And Bears Battle It Out

    Published 09 August 2022 | viewed 2,950 times

    In the lead-up to August, copper prices saw notable increases. There were also several bullish indicators of note, including higher short-term highs. In short: after…

  • Aluminum Prices Move Sideways As Energy Crisis Persists

    Published 07 August 2022 | viewed 7,638 times

    After seeing a short-term bullish rebound in July, aluminum prices began to decline again in early August modestly. All in all, the rebound was insufficient…

  • UK Looks To Ramp Up Rare Earths Production

    Published 04 August 2022 | viewed 2,814 times

    Rare earths have seen a surge in demand all around the world. After all, these minerals are key components of everything from solar panels to…

  • The World Is Scrambling For New Rare Earth Supplies

    Published 03 August 2022 | viewed 13,256 times

    The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index for rare earth metals) extended its decline in July, dropping another 2.8%. This is a significant move for…

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