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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.

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  • What’s In Store For The Mining Industry In 2022?

    Published 20 December 2021 | viewed 2,434 times

    The pandemic certainly created a challenging environment for business in 2021. Lockdowns hampered operations. Metal scarcity and rising metal prices caused immense cost pressures, loss…

  • Commodity ETFs See Massive Inflows As Inflation Fears Grow

    Published 16 December 2021 | viewed 2,086 times

    You cannot turn on the TV or read a news feed without hearing dire warnings of surging inflation. The U.S. Consumer Price Index rose 6.8%…

  • Gold And Energy Prices Drop Ahead Of Fed Meeting

    Published 14 December 2021 | viewed 1,242 times

    After opening the month at $1,784 per ounce, the U.S. gold bullion price surged to $1,867 per ounce by mid-month. However, the price backtracked down…

  • China Presents Plan To Slash Heavy Metal Emissions

    Published 12 December 2021 | viewed 1,902 times

    Chinese authorities recently presented a draft plan to reduce heavy metal emissions by 5% by 2025. As noted previously here, the move comes after Beijing…

  • Supply Bottlenecks Continue To Impact U.S. Car Sales

    Published 08 December 2021 | viewed 1,554 times

    Ford Motor Co. reported November U.S. sales increased by 5.9% year over year to 158,793 vehicles. Total truck sales increased by 4.6%. Meanwhile, SUV sales…

  • Tin Prices Are Rising As Indonesia Considers Banning Exports

    Published 30 November 2021 | viewed 3,052 times

    Two years ago, Indonesia instituted a ban on nickel ore exports. Now, it is contemplating banning exports of tin and copper ore, too. Indonesia export…

  • Steel Prices Remain Elevated As Production Slides

    Published 24 November 2021 | viewed 4,981 times

    Yesterday, MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns touched on the aluminum market and plummeting inventories, a trend in stark contrast to former times of plenty. Meanwhile, in the…

  • Aluminum Inventories Have Fallen To Critical Levels

    Published 23 November 2021 | viewed 4,974 times

    Longtime readers of MetalMiner may recall a number of aluminum posts we have put out over the years since the financial crisis that explores shadow…

  • Ford Looks To Bring Semiconductor Manufacturing Stateside

    Published 22 November 2021 | viewed 3,322 times

    Among a litany of the challenges, the ongoing semiconductor shortage has weighed on U.S. automotive manufacturers. Despite solid demand, sales have faced strong headwinds from…

  • Why U.S. Steel Output Is On The Rise

    Published 21 November 2021 | viewed 7,381 times

    The U.S. steel sector’s capacity utilization rate reached 84.1% for the week ending Nov. 13, the American Iron and Steel Institute reported.Steel capacity utilization Steel…

  • Construction Sector Rejoices As Biden’s Bill Boosts Spending

    Published 13 November 2021 | viewed 1,273 times

    U.S. construction spending in September reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,573.6 billion, the Census Bureau reported. The September rate marked a decline of…

  • Breaking Down The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

    Published 10 November 2021 | viewed 3,229 times

    After months and months of debate, the House of Representatives on Friday voted to pass an over $1 trillion infrastructure bill to repair the country’s…

  • Auto Sales Lag As Supply Chain Issues Continue

    Published 09 November 2021 | viewed 1,261 times

    The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) ticked up by 4.2% for this month’s reading.Ford Motor Co. reported total U.S. sales of 175,918 vehicles in October.…

  • Russia Considers Lifting Its Aluminum Export Tax

    Published 09 November 2021 | viewed 1,837 times

    When news of Russia’s export tax on primary aluminum came out in the summer, it caused an increase in LME prices. More significantly, however, physical…

  • Can The Mining Industry Really Go Green?

    Published 06 November 2021 | viewed 1,369 times

    With COP-26 running this week in Glasgow, the environment has been one of the main topics in the news. Rightly so, many of you will…

  • China Calls For Stronger Climate Actions Despite Not Attending The COP26

    Published 03 November 2021 | viewed 1,715 times

    Two countries, two neighbors, two of the most populated countries in the world — China and India talked of their individual approaches to climate change…

  • The Global Energy Crunch Has Sent Steel Production Crashing

    Published 30 October 2021 | viewed 7,982 times

    Global crude steel production declined in September, marking the fourth straight month of month-over-month declines. Global crude steel production falls to 144.4 MT September global…

  • Recovering Airlines Could Lift Aluminum Demand

    Published 27 October 2021 | viewed 1,818 times

    Few would argue that semiconductor shortages have hampered automotive output. Earlier in the year, automakers temporarily shuttered factories, cutting into output. According to Toyota, it…

  • China’s Power Crisis Could Have A Massive Impact On Aluminum Supply

    Published 24 October 2021 | viewed 9,426 times

    A timely post by the Financial Times covers the threat to the global auto industry as a result of the power crisis in China limiting…

  • Metals Shortage Likely To Continue Into The New Year

    Published 20 October 2021 | viewed 3,033 times

    Several factors are likely to see base metals continue to encounter supply constraints into 2022. Chief among them is demand, said Colin Hamilton, managing director…

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