Week in Review: Mitigating steel price spikes; supply chain impacts; lead, zinc surpluses

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! A look at the top 10 most-viewed articles on MetalMiner through the first…

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! A look at the top 10 most-viewed articles on MetalMiner through the first...

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ILZSG: Global lead, zinc markets post supply surpluses in Q1 2020

The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) this month reported the global lead and zinc markets posted supply surpluses for the first quarter of 2020. Zinc in surplus by 239,000 tons According to the ILZSG, the global zinc market was in surplu…

The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) this month reported the global lead and zinc markets posted supply surpluses for the first quarter of 2020. Zinc in surplus by 239,000 tons According to the ILZSG, the global zinc market was in surplus by 239,000 tons in Q1, while inventories increased by 156,000 tons. Looking...

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This Morning in Metals: Copper demand to fall 5.4% this year, IWCC says

This morning in metals news, copper demand is set to take a fall this year, iron ore prices are getting a boost and the Pilbara Ports Authority announced new risk-assessment measures. Copper demand decline According to the International Wrought Copper …

This morning in metals news, copper demand is set to take a fall this year, iron ore prices are getting a boost and the Pilbara Ports Authority announced new risk-assessment measures. Copper demand decline According to the International Wrought Copper Council, global copper demand this year is expected to decline by 5.4%, Kitco News reported....

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel production last week fell 36.6% year over year

This morning in metals news, U.S. steel production levels were down significantly last week, the Census Bureau released April steel import totals and copper prices dipped Wednesday. U.S. steel production hits capacity rate of 53.2% The U.S. steel sector’s capacity utilization rate reached 53.2% for the week ending May 23, the American Iron and Steel…

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This morning in metals news, U.S. steel production levels were down significantly last week, the Census Bureau released April steel import totals and copper prices dipped Wednesday. U.S. steel production hits capacity rate of 53.2% The U.S. steel sector’s capacity utilization rate reached 53.2% for the week ending May 23, the American Iron and Steel...

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Chatting with Mercury Resources CEO Anton Posner on supply-chain impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the global economy, disrupting supply chains and depressing commodities markets. As Deloitte noted in a recent report on COVID-19 — the “black swan of 2020” — the pandemic’s total impact on supply chains is still unknown. From a metals perspective, demand has started to recover slowly in…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the global economy, disrupting supply chains and depressing commodities markets. As Deloitte noted in a recent report on COVID-19 — the “black swan of 2020” — the pandemic’s total impact on supply chains is still unknown. From a metals perspective, demand has started to recover slowly in...

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A Memorial Day review of the top 10 most-viewed posts of 2020 (so far)

The first five months of 2020 have been quite busy ones for the world of metals. Request a 30-minute demo of the MetalMiner Insights platform now. On this Memorial Day, let’s take a look back at the most-viewed posts on MetalMiner through the first five months of the year. Oil price collapse is far from…

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The first five months of 2020 have been quite busy ones for the world of metals. Request a 30-minute demo of the MetalMiner Insights platform now. On this Memorial Day, let’s take a look back at the most-viewed posts on MetalMiner through the first five months of the year. Oil price collapse is far from...

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Week in Review: Stainless steel prices; Novelis-Aleris developments; SAIL looks to export markets

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns on the latest developments in Novelis‘ acquisition of Aleris and the fate of the Lewisport mill. Stainless steel prices have showed some signs of upward momentum in China. Burns…

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns on the latest developments in Novelis‘ acquisition of Aleris and the fate of the Lewisport mill. Stainless steel prices have showed some signs of upward momentum in China. Burns...

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This Morning in Metals: Cleveland-Cliffs to raise flat-rolled steel prices

This morning in metals news, Cleveland-Cliffs announced plans to increase its flat-rolled steel prices, China’s copper inventories have declined and the iron ore price moved up near $100 per ton Thursday. Cleveland-Cliffs to raise flat-rolled steel prices Cleveland-Cliffs, which this year acquired steelmaker AK Steel, plans to raise its prices for flat-rolled steel by at…

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This morning in metals news, Cleveland-Cliffs announced plans to increase its flat-rolled steel prices, China’s copper inventories have declined and the iron ore price moved up near $100 per ton Thursday. Cleveland-Cliffs to raise flat-rolled steel prices Cleveland-Cliffs, which this year acquired steelmaker AK Steel, plans to raise its prices for flat-rolled steel by at...

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This Morning in Metals: Aluminum Association reiterates support for Section 232 aluminum tariff exemptions

This morning in metals news, the Aluminum Association sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer restating its support for exemptions to the Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminum, ground preparation has begun for a new electric vehicle battery cell production facility in Lordstown, Ohio, and the E.U. has disbursed a loan of €75…

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This morning in metals news, the Aluminum Association sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer restating its support for exemptions to the Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminum, ground preparation has begun for a new electric vehicle battery cell production facility in Lordstown, Ohio, and the E.U. has disbursed a loan of €75...

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MetalMiner’s Don Hauser on the falling steel market: don’t get comfortable, because prices will rise 

Steel prices have been caught in a long-term downtrend since the summer of 2018 and, more recently, have faced a decline in demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Steel mills have suspended production at furnaces around the country amid the drop in demand, particularly from users like the automotive sector. After suspending production in March,…

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Steel prices have been caught in a long-term downtrend since the summer of 2018 and, more recently, have faced a decline in demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Steel mills have suspended production at furnaces around the country amid the drop in demand, particularly from users like the automotive sector. After suspending production in March,...

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