Raw Steels MMI: Global Steel Prices Continue to Falter

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) took another hit this month, dropping three points to 67. The index has now dropped for seven consecutive months — following an early 2019 high of 82 in March — on the back of falling steel prices. U.S. steel prices dropped in September, with plate prices recording the…

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The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) took another hit this month, dropping three points to 67. The index has now dropped for seven consecutive months — following an early 2019 high of 82 in March — on the back of falling steel prices. U.S. steel prices dropped in September, with plate prices recording the...

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Stainless MMI: Nickel Prices Stop Surging and Begin to Move Sideways

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped back by three points to 88. The drop comes after reaching a five-year high of 91 last month, following strong increases for two consecutive months and culminating in last month’s 16-point surge. Price increases caught up with additional values in the index, while key prices that initially…

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The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped back by three points to 88. The drop comes after reaching a five-year high of 91 last month, following strong increases for two consecutive months and culminating in last month’s 16-point surge. Price increases caught up with additional values in the index, while key prices that initially...

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Copper MMI: Copper Not Impacted by U.S.’s Retaliatory E.U. Tariffs — at Least for Now

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held its value at 71, with around two-thirds of the metal prices in the basket staying essentially flat. Several Chinese prices registered increases of around 2%, but the gains were not enough to move the index upward. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held its value at 71, with around two-thirds of the metal prices in the basket staying essentially flat. Several Chinese prices registered increases of around 2%, but the gains were not enough to move the index upward. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of...

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Aluminum MMI: Chinese, LME Price Declines Drag Down the Index

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by one point again this month, this month down to an MMI reading of 82. However, rather than universal price weakness like last month, price declines in China pulled the index down (along with a milder dr…

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by one point again this month, this month down to an MMI reading of 82. However, rather than universal price weakness like last month, price declines in China pulled the index down (along with a milder drop in LME prices). All other prices in the index increased, although...

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Chinese Currency Devaluation Helps Reverse the U.S.-Chinese Steel Price Spread

The primary reason to pay attention to Chinese steel prices pertains to the country’s price leadership in the global marketplace. However, since currency dynamics shifted recently, now is a good time to take a more tactical look at the U.S.-China steel price spread. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s…

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The primary reason to pay attention to Chinese steel prices pertains to the country’s price leadership in the global marketplace. However, since currency dynamics shifted recently, now is a good time to take a more tactical look at the U.S.-China steel price spread. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s...

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Copper MMI: August Demand Weakness Drags Down the Index

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped three points in August down to 71, with all prices in the index losing value. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook LME copper prices traded lower in August following the precipitous price drop early in the month. The price dropped again…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped three points in August down to 71, with all prices in the index losing value. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook LME copper prices traded lower in August following the precipitous price drop early in the month. The price dropped again...

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Stainless MMI: Index Jumps 16 Points on Nickel Price Surge

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) followed last month’s six-point increase with a 16-point jump this month. Once again, the index surge came as a result of strong nickel price gains, even though a slim majority of global prices in the index declined (albeit mildly compared to nickel price increases). Need buying strategies for steel?…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) followed last month’s six-point increase with a 16-point jump this month. Once again, the index surge came as a result of strong nickel price gains, even though a slim majority of global prices in the index declined (albeit mildly compared to nickel price increases). Need buying strategies for steel?...

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Aluminum MMI: Global Demand Weakness Leads to Index Decline

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, falling by one point to 83. All but one of the prices tracked for the index dropped this month, with India’s primary cash price showing the biggest drop at 4.4%, followed by the LME primary 3-month price (down by 3.4%). Lower your aluminum spend –…

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The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, falling by one point to 83. All but one of the prices tracked for the index dropped this month, with India’s primary cash price showing the biggest drop at 4.4%, followed by the LME primary 3-month price (down by 3.4%). Lower your aluminum spend –...

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Raw Steels MMI: Sluggish August Demand Hits Index

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped more significantly compared to last month’s one-point decline, this month falling by four points to 70. Global prices looked weak overall; however, U.S. futures spot prices increased, along with U.S. shredded scrap prices. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook U.S….

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The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped more significantly compared to last month’s one-point decline, this month falling by four points to 70. Global prices looked weak overall; however, U.S. futures spot prices increased, along with U.S. shredded scrap prices. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook U.S....

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Stainless MMI: Index Jumps Six Points on Nickel Price Surge

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped six points for an August reading 75 on the back of strong nickel price gains. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Within the Stainless MMI basket, LME nickel prices increased the most once again this month, recording a 13% increase….

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The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped six points for an August reading 75 on the back of strong nickel price gains. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Within the Stainless MMI basket, LME nickel prices increased the most once again this month, recording a 13% increase....

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