Automotive MMI: US auto sales strong in February despite inclement weather

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.1% this month, as US auto sales were strong in February. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its February US retail aut…

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.1% this month, as US auto sales were strong in February. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its February US retail auto sales reached 163,520 vehicles, down 1.8% year over year. Ford...

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This Morning in Metals: Senate confirms new secretary of commerce

This morning in metals news: the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) offered positive comments on the heels of the confirmation of the secretary of commerce; UK unions worry about the potential loss of thousands of jobs; and the Biden administrati…

This morning in metals news: the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) offered positive comments on the heels of the confirmation of the secretary of commerce; UK unions worry about the potential loss of thousands of jobs; and the Biden administration is taking a step back in the process toward an Arizona copper mine. AISI...

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Japan’s steel sector faces numerous challenges, from COVID-19 to global overcapacity

Japan’s steel sector is facing tumultuous times. But, in the short term, there are initial signs of it pulling through in 2021. Are you on the hook for communicating the company’s steel performance to the executive team? See what should be in that report.  Pandemic impacts on Japan’s steel sector The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to…

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Japan’s steel sector is facing tumultuous times. But, in the short term, there are initial signs of it pulling through in 2021. Are you on the hook for communicating the company’s steel performance to the executive team? See what should be in that report.  Pandemic impacts on Japan’s steel sector The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to...

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Week in Review: Copper price strength; January auto sales; securing supply chains

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, including coverage of the copper price, how the Biden administration will handle the former Trump administration’s metals tariffs and much more. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of…

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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, including coverage of the copper price, how the Biden administration will handle the former Trump administration’s metals tariffs and much more. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of...

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This Morning in Metals: US trade in goods deficit ticks up in January

This morning in metals news: the US international goods trade deficit moved up slightly from December to January; meanwhile, MetalMiner sister site SpendMatters took to LinkedIn for feedback on President Joe Biden’s executive order on supply chains; and, lastly, Sweden will be home to what will reportedly be the world’s largest “green hydrogen plant.” US…

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This morning in metals news: the US international goods trade deficit moved up slightly from December to January; meanwhile, MetalMiner sister site SpendMatters took to LinkedIn for feedback on President Joe Biden’s executive order on supply chains; and, lastly, Sweden will be home to what will reportedly be the world’s largest “green hydrogen plant.” US...

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This Morning in Metals: Arconic reports 14% revenue decline, led by aerospace weakness

This morning in metals news: Arconic reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results; meanwhile, the Census Bureau reported steel import totals; and, finally, hot rolled coil steel prices continue to rise. Arconic reports Q4, 2020 fina…

This morning in metals news: Arconic reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results; meanwhile, the Census Bureau reported steel import totals; and, finally, hot rolled coil steel prices continue to rise. Arconic reports Q4, 2020 financial results Pittsburgh-based Arconic reported Q4 2020 revenues of $1.5 billion, up 3% from the previous quarter. However,...

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Japan’s Kosei taps Rusal for new aluminum supply deal

One of the world’s leading producers of low-carbon aluminum, UC Rusal, announced a new collaboration with Japanese automotive component manufacturer Kosei, signifying yet another step in its over 30-year journey. Last week, the Russian aluminum giant Rusal said Kosei had selected it to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminum alloys. Does your company have…

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One of the world’s leading producers of low-carbon aluminum, UC Rusal, announced a new collaboration with Japanese automotive component manufacturer Kosei, signifying yet another step in its over 30-year journey. Last week, the Russian aluminum giant Rusal said Kosei had selected it to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminum alloys. Does your company have...

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This Morning in Metals: US industrial production up 0.9% in January

This morning in metals news: US industrial production picked up in January; global aluminum output also rose in January; and, lastly, General Motors reported a milestone in the construction of a new battery cell manufacturing plant in northeast Ohio. U…

This morning in metals news: US industrial production picked up in January; global aluminum output also rose in January; and, lastly, General Motors reported a milestone in the construction of a new battery cell manufacturing plant in northeast Ohio. US industrial production rises US industrial production rose by 0.9% in January, the Federal Reserve reported....

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This Morning in Metals: Copper price rally continues

This morning in metals news: the copper price rally is going strong; meanwhile, Rio Tinto released its 2020 Annual Report; and, finally, Norilsk Nickel reported a fatal accident at one of its facilities. Copper price rally After a January lull, the cop…

This morning in metals news: the copper price rally is going strong; meanwhile, Rio Tinto released its 2020 Annual Report; and, finally, Norilsk Nickel reported a fatal accident at one of its facilities. Copper price rally After a January lull, the copper price rally has resumed in February. The LME three-month copper price closed Friday...

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Week in Review: Aluminum industry going greener; rare earths chess game; nickel, stainless dynamics

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, including the aluminum industry and its efforts to curb emissions, China’s latest foray in the global rare earths chess game and much more: You want more MetalMiner on your terms….

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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, including the aluminum industry and its efforts to curb emissions, China’s latest foray in the global rare earths chess game and much more: You want more MetalMiner on your terms....

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