This Morning in Metals: U.S. Steel expects Q3 to be ‘quarter of records’

This morning in metals news: U.S. Steel released its third-quarter guidance yesterday; U.S. petroleum exports just edged out imports in the first half of the year; and, lastly, unemployment rates fell in 15 U.S. states in August. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. U.S. Steel releases Q3…

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This morning in metals news: U.S. Steel released its third-quarter guidance yesterday; U.S. petroleum exports just edged out imports in the first half of the year; and, lastly, unemployment rates fell in 15 U.S. states in August. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. U.S. Steel releases Q3...

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Rare Earths MMI: Lynas Malaysia rare earths processing plant continues to operate at reduced rates

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 8.5% for this month’s reading.   Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. Lynas updates on Malaysian operations Lynas Rare Earths Ltd. last month offered on update on its processing operations in Malaysia. The plant is operating at reduced rates due to the…

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The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 8.5% for this month’s reading.   Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. Lynas updates on Malaysian operations Lynas Rare Earths Ltd. last month offered on update on its processing operations in Malaysia. The plant is operating at reduced rates due to the...

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This Morning in Metals: New orders for manufactured goods rise in July

This morning in metals news: new orders for manufactured goods posted an increase in July from the previous month; meanwhile, U.S. productivity rose by 2.1% in Q2 2021; and, lastly, the U.S. goods and services trade deficit fell from June to July. Want…

This morning in metals news: new orders for manufactured goods posted an increase in July from the previous month; meanwhile, U.S. productivity rose by 2.1% in Q2 2021; and, lastly, the U.S. goods and services trade deficit fell from June to July. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. New...

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This Morning in Metals: US import prices up 0.3% in July

This morning in metals news: the pace of the rise of U.S. import prices slowed in July compared with the previous month; meanwhile, Nucor completed the acquisition of an insulated metal panels business; and, lastly, U.S. steel prices continue to move u…

This morning in metals news: the pace of the rise of U.S. import prices slowed in July compared with the previous month; meanwhile, Nucor completed the acquisition of an insulated metal panels business; and, lastly, U.S. steel prices continue to move upward. Want an occasional email from MetalMiner that highlights new content with NO sales...

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This Morning in Metals: China raises export tariffs for steels

This morning in metals news: China opted to increase export tariffs on some steel products; meanwhile, Glencore released its first-half production results; and, lastly, U.S. personal income increased slightly in June. Want MetalMiner directly in your i…

This morning in metals news: China opted to increase export tariffs on some steel products; meanwhile, Glencore released its first-half production results; and, lastly, U.S. personal income increased slightly in June. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now. China boosts steel export tariffs China has raised export tariffs for some...

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This Morning in Metals: Chinese steel exports surge in June

This morning in metals news: Chinese steel exports surged in June, according to General Administration of Customs data; meanwhile, the average cost for U.S. solar power construction continued to decline in 2019; and, lastly, Cleveland-Cliffs released i…

This morning in metals news: Chinese steel exports surged in June, according to General Administration of Customs data; meanwhile, the average cost for U.S. solar power construction continued to decline in 2019; and, lastly, Cleveland-Cliffs released its Sustainability Report 2020. Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders. Coatings. Feel confident in knowing what you should be...

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Russia’s metal export duty a ‘broadside shot’

Russia’s plan to introduce from Aug. 1 a temporary export duty on metal exports has brought varied reactions from European industry watchers and market participants. “It’s about showing the strength of the Russian metals industry,” one analyst told MetalMiner. Russia’s planned tariff may also be a retaliatory measure against Europe and its proposed carbon tax…

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Russia’s plan to introduce from Aug. 1 a temporary export duty on metal exports has brought varied reactions from European industry watchers and market participants. “It’s about showing the strength of the Russian metals industry,” one analyst told MetalMiner. Russia’s planned tariff may also be a retaliatory measure against Europe and its proposed carbon tax...

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As China targets 2030 for peak coal use, aluminum output could also peak

China’s steel and aluminum market is undergoing a quiet revolution. It’s not a revolution of investment or innovation. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner Events page. Peak aluminum, steel in China? According to Reuters, Beijing’s target of peak…

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China’s steel and aluminum market is undergoing a quiet revolution. It’s not a revolution of investment or innovation. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner Events page. Peak aluminum, steel in China? According to Reuters, Beijing’s target of peak...

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This Morning in Metals: Copper production from top 10 companies to rise up to 3.8% in 2021, GlobalData forecasts

This morning in metals news: consultancy GlobalData forecast copper production from the top 10 copper mining companies will rise by up to 3.8% this year; meanwhile, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced a bill t…

This morning in metals news: consultancy GlobalData forecast copper production from the top 10 copper mining companies will rise by up to 3.8% this year; meanwhile, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced a bill that aims to strengthen Buy American requirements; and, lastly, US import prices rose in April. The...

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Rare earths are the next geopolitical chess game

Although presented as the evil machinations of an enemy state, a recent Financial Times article lays out the rare earths dilemma China faces. Rare earths in the crosshairs Rare earths industry executives made unofficial statements indicating Chinese go…

Although presented as the evil machinations of an enemy state, a recent Financial Times article lays out the rare earths dilemma China faces. Rare earths in the crosshairs Rare earths industry executives made unofficial statements indicating Chinese government officials had asked them how badly companies in the US and Europe, including defense contractors, would be...

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