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Metal Miner

Metal Miner

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

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 Metal

  • The Commodities To Benefit From China’s Stimulus Plan

    Published 18 July 2022 | viewed 12,887 times

    It is not an idle question. For the last two decades, China’s infrastructure spending has been the engine of demand growth for steel, copper, and…

  • Nickel Prices Plummet To 6-Month Low

    Published 15 July 2022 | viewed 3,748 times

    According to a recent Bloomberg report, the man behind the historic March nickel squeeze walked away from the crisis with an estimated loss of $1…

  • Solar Experts Warns Of Overreliance On Chinese Panels

    Published 14 July 2022 | viewed 9,921 times

    Some experts say that initiatives aimed at creating a zero-carbon future are being impacted by dependence on Chinese solar panels. Recently, the International Energy Agency…

  • Copper Prices Plummet To Lowest Levels Since 2020

    Published 12 July 2022 | viewed 11,651 times

    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

    Published 11 July 2022 | viewed 6,651 times

    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…

  • Battery Metal Supply Woes Could Upset The EV Boom

    Published 07 July 2022 | viewed 3,437 times

    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…

  • Global Supply For Battery Metals Is Running Tight As Demand Surges

    Published 06 July 2022 | viewed 4,836 times

    As the desire for electric vehicles increases, the demand for battery metals like lithium and cobalt continues to rise. Will this cause a global pinch…

  • Nickel Prices Surge As UK Sanctions Major Russian Miner

    Published 02 July 2022 | viewed 7,680 times

    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…

  • Recession Fears Could Derail The Global Metals Boom

    Published 30 June 2022 | viewed 4,048 times

    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…

  • Investors Dump Copper As Demand Stumbles

    Published 29 June 2022 | viewed 9,025 times

    Copper prices have long been considered a major indicator of global economic health. So when they plunged to 16-month lows on June 23, investors quickly…

  • The Steel Market Is In Chaos As Demand Uncertainty Grows

    Published 27 June 2022 | viewed 5,488 times

    Last Month, MetalMiner reported that stainless steel cost had been holding strong amid high demand and increased production. However, we did identify some cracks in…

  • A Strong Dollar Is Weighing On Precious Metals

    Published 23 June 2022 | viewed 5,885 times

    Gold has started to trade within a range formed by swing lows and highs. A break above either range will clear up the overall direction.…

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

    Published 22 June 2022 | viewed 4,846 times

    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…

  • Solar Industry Lashes Out As Biden Lifts Tariffs On Chinese Panels

    Published 21 June 2022 | viewed 8,300 times

    For US President Joe Biden, it’s a Hobson’s choice on Chinese solar panel imports. His new move to pause tariffs on imported Chinese-made silicone solar…

  • Copper Markets On Edge As Chile Adopts New Constitution

    Published 20 June 2022 | viewed 13,726 times

      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?

    Published 19 June 2022 | viewed 10,249 times

    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…

  • U.S. Construction Sector Bolstered By Commercial Projects

    Published 18 June 2022 | viewed 4,006 times

    Despite the doom and gloom recession talk going on, industry insiders remain confident that the U.S Construction Market can trend up. In a report published…

  • Gold And Silver Prices Slip Despite Soaring Inflation

    Published 16 June 2022 | viewed 7,288 times

    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…

  • Steel Prices Are Sliding

    Published 15 June 2022 | viewed 10,993 times

    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…

  • Aluminum Prices Are Taking A Beating

    Published 13 June 2022 | viewed 8,671 times

    Aluminum prices declined overall in May. However, near the end of the month, they appeared to hit bottom and began to trade sideways. Conflicting macroeconomic…

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