Stainless MMI: Index declines for first time in five months

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 1.9% for this month’s reading. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? Base price and surcharge increases North American Stainless (NAS) increased 304, 304L and 316L effective Oct. 1 by reducing the discount by two points. For 304, this is an…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 1.9% for this month’s reading. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? Base price and surcharge increases North American Stainless (NAS) increased 304, 304L and 316L effective Oct. 1 by reducing the discount by two points. For 304, this is an...

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Raw Steels MMI: Steel prices settle going into the fourth quarter

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 2.4%, as most forms of steel around the world declined, despite coking coal prices being at all-time highs. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including steel? Global steel produ…

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 2.4%, as most forms of steel around the world declined, despite coking coal prices being at all-time highs. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including steel? Global steel production According to the World Steel Association, global steel production declined for the fourth...

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Aluminum MMI: Aluminum remains high but stays below all-time high

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) went up by 3.1% this month, as all forms of aluminum jumped this month. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Primary capacity interest Historical high prices, increasing demand and production cuts in China have opened a window of opportunity…

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The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) went up by 3.1% this month, as all forms of aluminum jumped this month. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Primary capacity interest Historical high prices, increasing demand and production cuts in China have opened a window of opportunity...

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Copper MMI: Copper demand doubts affect prices

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 1.7%, as the copper demand picture could be set to weaken and the LME three-month and China primary cash prices fell month over month. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. Th…

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 1.7%, as the copper demand picture could be set to weaken and the LME three-month and China primary cash prices fell month over month. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. The Fed effect and Congress delays As the Federal Reserve prepares to...

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Stainless MMI: Stainless producers announce base price hikes

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) remained flat for this month’s reading. Are you under pressure to generate stainless steel cost savings? Make sure you are following these five best practices.  Base price and surcharge increase Both NAS and Outokumpu announced price increases effective Sept. 1. Outokumpu increased base prices by reducing the discount by…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) remained flat for this month’s reading. Are you under pressure to generate stainless steel cost savings? Make sure you are following these five best practices.  Base price and surcharge increase Both NAS and Outokumpu announced price increases effective Sept. 1. Outokumpu increased base prices by reducing the discount by...

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Raw Steels MMI: Index drops after a 14-month climb

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 1.4%, as Chinese steel and U.S. scrap prices declined. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. This month’s discussion is Carbon Steel 2022: What types of steel contracts to set up and when to execute them. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign…

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The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 1.4%, as Chinese steel and U.S. scrap prices declined. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. This month’s discussion is Carbon Steel 2022: What types of steel contracts to set up and when to execute them. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign...

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Copper MMI: Copper prices continue to decline

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.4% in August, as forms of the metal included in the index dropped (with the exception of Chinese copper scrap). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Copper prices trend downward Similarly to the index, LME copper prices…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.4% in August, as forms of the metal included in the index dropped (with the exception of Chinese copper scrap). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Copper prices trend downward Similarly to the index, LME copper prices...

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Aluminum MMI: Rising aluminum prices concern Beijing

The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.1% for this month’s reading. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including aluminum? LME three-month aluminum prices are only $100/mt away from 2011 prices. Overall, LME aluminum traded up despite some volatility in August. Prices took their largest dip Aug. 16-19 before recovering….

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The Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.1% for this month’s reading. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including aluminum? LME three-month aluminum prices are only $100/mt away from 2011 prices. Overall, LME aluminum traded up despite some volatility in August. Prices took their largest dip Aug. 16-19 before recovering....

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Stainless MMI: Strong stainless demand to continue into 2022

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 8.2% for this month’s reading. Stop obsessing about the actual forecasted nickel price — it’s more important to spot the trend.  Outokumpu demand outlook Stainless steel producer Outokumpu released its half-year report, reporting that their sales increased by 16.8% for the first half of 2021 compared to…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 8.2% for this month’s reading. Stop obsessing about the actual forecasted nickel price — it’s more important to spot the trend.  Outokumpu demand outlook Stainless steel producer Outokumpu released its half-year report, reporting that their sales increased by 16.8% for the first half of 2021 compared to...

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Raw Steels MMI: Steel demand on the rise

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.8% as U.S. and Chinese steel prices continued their rally. Volatility is the name of the game. Do you have a steel buying strategy that can handle the ups and downs? Executive order on zero emissions, electric vehicles On Thursday, Aug. 5, President Joe Biden’s office…

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The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.8% as U.S. and Chinese steel prices continued their rally. Volatility is the name of the game. Do you have a steel buying strategy that can handle the ups and downs? Executive order on zero emissions, electric vehicles On Thursday, Aug. 5, President Joe Biden’s office...

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