Week in Review: Stainless steel boosts nickel; aluminum production rises; commodity ETFs gain momentum

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 stainless steel consumption’s impact on nickel prices, surging aluminum prices and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and…

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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 stainless steel consumption’s impact on nickel prices, surging aluminum prices and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and...

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Construction MMI: Construction spending ticks up, ABI shows growth

The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 4.9% for this month’s reading. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US construction spending U.S. construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,568.8 billion in July, the Census Bureau reported earlier this month. The July rate marked…

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The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 4.9% for this month’s reading. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US construction spending U.S. construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,568.8 billion in July, the Census Bureau reported earlier this month. The July rate marked...

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Solid stainless production drives nickel price

When Chinese steel group Tsingshan announced its Indonesian nickel operations would supply matte — a form of the metal used only for stainless steel production — to battery makers back in February, the news undercut the narrative that only refined nickel would be sufficiently high grade for the electric vehicle sector. The price proceeded to…

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When Chinese steel group Tsingshan announced its Indonesian nickel operations would supply matte — a form of the metal used only for stainless steel production — to battery makers back in February, the news undercut the narrative that only refined nickel would be sufficiently high grade for the electric vehicle sector. The price proceeded to...

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This Morning in Metals: China to auction crude oil from its strategic reserves

This morning in metals news: In a bid to aid domestic refiners currently limited by steep energy costs, China announced plans to auction crude oil from its strategic reserves. In other news, Shell declares force majeure as Hurricane Ida’s fallout continues. Also in the news, July steel shipments show 37% year over year rise. Cut-to-length…

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This morning in metals news: In a bid to aid domestic refiners currently limited by steep energy costs, China announced plans to auction crude oil from its strategic reserves. In other news, Shell declares force majeure as Hurricane Ida’s fallout continues. Also in the news, July steel shipments show 37% year over year rise. Cut-to-length...

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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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This Morning in Metals: Steel capacity utilization hits 84.5%

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dropped slightly last week; the number of drilled but uncompleted oil wells in the U.S. declined in July; and, lastly, the construction sector shed 3,000 jobs in August. Are you prepared for your annual steel contract negotiations? Be sure to check out our five best practices. …

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This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dropped slightly last week; the number of drilled but uncompleted oil wells in the U.S. declined in July; and, lastly, the construction sector shed 3,000 jobs in August. Are you prepared for your annual steel contract negotiations? Be sure to check out our five best practices. ...

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Jindal Steel to invest $2.4B to boost capacity, citing improving demand prospects

One of India’s foremost steel companies, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., has announced plans to invest U.S. $2.4 billion to increase capacity over the next six years as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic boosts steel demand. “Domestic steel prices have recovered from the lows of the COVID-induced volatility and are increasing spurred by improving demand…

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One of India’s foremost steel companies, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., has announced plans to invest U.S. $2.4 billion to increase capacity over the next six years as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic boosts steel demand. “Domestic steel prices have recovered from the lows of the COVID-induced volatility and are increasing spurred by improving demand...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel capacity utilization dips to 84.9%

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dipped to 84.9% last week; North American Stainless said it is maintaining fuel surcharge; and, lastly, RUSAL earlier this month reported its interim H1 2021 results. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. Steel capacity utilization…

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This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dipped to 84.9% last week; North American Stainless said it is maintaining fuel surcharge; and, lastly, RUSAL earlier this month reported its interim H1 2021 results. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. Steel capacity utilization...

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Hot rolled coil prices in Western Europe take a fall amid holiday season

Higher stock levels and summer holidays have seen prices for hot rolled coil in Western Europe move off since late July, industry watchers said. “I have the impression that people are not fully back yet from their holidays,” one source said. Those who have returned are now either taking a wait-and-see approach to any new…

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Higher stock levels and summer holidays have seen prices for hot rolled coil in Western Europe move off since late July, industry watchers said. “I have the impression that people are not fully back yet from their holidays,” one source said. Those who have returned are now either taking a wait-and-see approach to any new...

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