Week in Review: Another commodities supercycle?; rising battery demand; European hot rolled coil prices

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including whether or not we are in a supercycle, rising EV demand and more: MetalMiner should-cost models: Give your organization levers to pull for more price transparency, from service centers, producers and…

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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, including whether or not we are in a supercycle, rising EV demand and more: MetalMiner should-cost models: Give your organization levers to pull for more price transparency, from service centers, producers and...

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Automotive MMI: US auto sales robust in April

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped by 8.1% for this month’s value, as US auto sales showed strength in April. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. US auto sales continue to show strength Automakers posted solid US sales results in April, even as the…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped by 8.1% for this month’s value, as US auto sales showed strength in April. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. US auto sales continue to show strength Automakers posted solid US sales results in April, even as the...

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This Morning in Metals: US steel capacity utilization rises to 78.7%

This morning in metals news: US steel capacity utilization picked up to 78.7% last week; the US Census Bureau reported US goods and services trade figures for March; and Ford released its April sales totals. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers …

This morning in metals news: US steel capacity utilization picked up to 78.7% last week; the US Census Bureau reported US goods and services trade figures for March; and Ford released its April sales totals. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals...

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As electric vehicles continue to surge, cobalt prices also rise

The prospect of buying an electric vehicle (EV) may fill you with anxiety. That is, range anxiety, charging point anxiety,  reliability anxiety and resale anxiety. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying strategies. Sales rise despite electric vehicle anxieties…

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The prospect of buying an electric vehicle (EV) may fill you with anxiety. That is, range anxiety, charging point anxiety,  reliability anxiety and resale anxiety. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying strategies. Sales rise despite electric vehicle anxieties...

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Week in Review: Global steel production rises; record April for auto sales; China aluminum imports remain elevated

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including rising global crude steel production, automotive sector developments and much more: You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates. Week of April 26-30 (global steel production,…

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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, including rising global crude steel production, automotive sector developments and much more: You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates. Week of April 26-30 (global steel production,...

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This Morning in Metals: General Motors’ Ultium Charge 360 seeks to ease charging experience

This morning in metals news: General Motors announced details of Ultium 360, which it says will simplify the charging experience for EV owners; meanwhile, Canadian miner Teck Resources released its Q1 2021 results on Wednesday; and, lastly, nearly 30% of the US population has been fully vaccinated. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly…

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This morning in metals news: General Motors announced details of Ultium 360, which it says will simplify the charging experience for EV owners; meanwhile, Canadian miner Teck Resources released its Q1 2021 results on Wednesday; and, lastly, nearly 30% of the US population has been fully vaccinated. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly...

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J.D. Power, LMC Automotive: US new-vehicle retail sales headed for record April

According to a joint forecast released by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, US new-vehicle retail sales in April 2021 are headed for the highest number ever recorded for that month. The news will be some consolation to automakers, who have struggled with …

According to a joint forecast released by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, US new-vehicle retail sales in April 2021 are headed for the highest number ever recorded for that month. The news will be some consolation to automakers, who have struggled with a semiconductor shortage. As a result of the shortage, General Motors, Ford, Stellantis,...

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This Morning in Metals: Ford announces global battery center dubbed Ford Ion Park

This morning in metals news: Ford Motor Co. announced its new global battery center called Ford Ion Park; meanwhile, OPEC nations met via teleconference on Tuesday; and, lastly, the US goods trade deficit rose by 4% in March. The MetalMiner Best Practi…

This morning in metals news: Ford Motor Co. announced its new global battery center called Ford Ion Park; meanwhile, OPEC nations met via teleconference on Tuesday; and, lastly, the US goods trade deficit rose by 4% in March. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel capacity utilization reaches 78.4%

This morning in metals news: the US steel sector’s capacity utilization rate hit 78.4% last week; meanwhile, Ford announced plans to invest $300 million to build a new light commercial vehicle in Romania; and, lastly, the United States International Trade Commission held a five-year sunset review regarding imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from…

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This morning in metals news: the US steel sector’s capacity utilization rate hit 78.4% last week; meanwhile, Ford announced plans to invest $300 million to build a new light commercial vehicle in Romania; and, lastly, the United States International Trade Commission held a five-year sunset review regarding imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from...

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Week in Review: Aluminum smelter labor deal; copper prices; pandemic challenges for brewers

Before the weekend, let’s take a look at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including an aluminum smelter labor deal, copper prices, environmental policy developments and more: Find more insight on MetalMiner’s LinkedIn. Week of April 19-23 (aluminum labor deal, copper prices and more) Stuart Burns on copper price movements…

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Before the weekend, let’s take a look at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including an aluminum smelter labor deal, copper prices, environmental policy developments and more: Find more insight on MetalMiner’s LinkedIn. Week of April 19-23 (aluminum labor deal, copper prices and more) Stuart Burns on copper price movements...

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