Raw Steels MMI: U.S. price increases push three-point index gain

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength again this month with another three-point increase, rising to 72. U.S. HRC and scrap prices increased quite a bit, while LME billet prices also registered double-digit increases. Key forms …

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength again this month with another three-point increase, rising to 72. U.S. HRC and scrap prices increased quite a bit, while LME billet prices also registered double-digit increases. Key forms of steel increased across the board in the first half of December 2019. Plate prices increased...

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Monday deadline looms for comments on E.U. copper products facing 100% tariff rate

Following from the long-running case recently won by the U.S. over whether the European Union (E.U.) provided Airbus with subsidies, on Dec. 2 the World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected the E.U.’s claim that subsidies were no longer provided to Airbus. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner…

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Following from the long-running case recently won by the U.S. over whether the European Union (E.U.) provided Airbus with subsidies, on Dec. 2 the World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected the E.U.’s claim that subsidies were no longer provided to Airbus. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner...

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Stainless MMI: Stainless surcharges fall, nickel prices increase slightly

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) gained one point for a January reading of 75. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! Just a few months back, in Septembe…

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) gained one point for a January reading of 75. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! Just a few months back, in September 2019, the index hit a five-year high of 91. LME nickel prices increased again in...

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Copper MMI: Uncertain demand continues to moderate copper price gains

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by three points this month to 76, the highest value seen since hitting 78 in May. Individual price increases in the Copper MMI basket fell in the range of roughly 1-6%. LME copper prices managed to regain…

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by three points this month to 76, the highest value seen since hitting 78 in May. Individual price increases in the Copper MMI basket fell in the range of roughly 1-6%. LME copper prices managed to regain the $6,200 level but proceeded to move sideways from there due...

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Aluminum MMI: Index bounces back after last month’s three-year low

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) bounced off last month’s three-year low with a three-point increase to 86. All prices in the index increased by more than 3%. LME aluminum prices increased in December and surpassed $1,830/mt in early January. Now analysts are watching to see if lackluster demand will allow recent increases to stick….

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The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) bounced off last month’s three-year low with a three-point increase to 86. All prices in the index increased by more than 3%. LME aluminum prices increased in December and surpassed $1,830/mt in early January. Now analysts are watching to see if lackluster demand will allow recent increases to stick....

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Raw Steels MMI: Steel price increases boost the index

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength this month with a three-point increase, rising to 69 from 66 last month. U.S. steel prices rebounded in November when recent mill prices increases took effect. Once again, plate price incre…

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength this month with a three-point increase, rising to 69 from 66 last month. U.S. steel prices rebounded in November when recent mill prices increases took effect. Once again, plate price increases have lagged behind the other forms, (similar to July, when plate prices failed to...

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Stainless MMI: Significant nickel price correction leads to a seven-point drop

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, by seven points to 74, the third and largest consecutive monthly drop, with nickel prices correcting significantly. LME nickel prices finally corrected, now back to levels last se…

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped again this month, by seven points to 74, the third and largest consecutive monthly drop, with nickel prices correcting significantly. LME nickel prices finally corrected, now back to levels last seen in late July. While prices held on to higher levels for a few months based on...

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Copper MMI: Uncertain Demand Outlook Holds Back Index Gains

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held at last month’s value of 73 based on November price data.  LME copper prices took a sideways turn during November as uncertainty over the strength of the global economy continued to constrain copper prices. Source: MetalMiner analysis of London Metal Exchange (LME) and FastMarkets. The price continued to…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held at last month’s value of 73 based on November price data.  LME copper prices took a sideways turn during November as uncertainty over the strength of the global economy continued to constrain copper prices. Source: MetalMiner analysis of London Metal Exchange (LME) and FastMarkets. The price continued to...

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Aluminum MMI: Index near three-year low; demand remains constrained

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held relatively flat this month, with a one-point increase to 83, as the majority of prices in the index showed mild increases. LME aluminum prices generally moved sideways during November and were unable to gene…

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held relatively flat this month, with a one-point increase to 83, as the majority of prices in the index showed mild increases. LME aluminum prices generally moved sideways during November and were unable to generate strong upward price momentum due to slower recent economic growth rates and uncertainty over...

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Long-term negative correlation between the dollar, gold prices takes a break

Gold prices surged this year due to greater uncertainty in the global macroeconomic environment. By August, the price briefly regained the $1,500/ounce price point and stood at $1,460/ounce in late November. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Over the longer term,…

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Gold prices surged this year due to greater uncertainty in the global macroeconomic environment. By August, the price briefly regained the $1,500/ounce price point and stood at $1,460/ounce in late November. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Over the longer term,...

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