Week in Review: Aluminum prices remain elevated; power costs weigh on metals producers; IEA releases World Energy Outlook

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 aluminum prices, rising power costs and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner…

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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 aluminum prices, rising power costs and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner...

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This Morning in Metals: Anglo American explores integrating hydrogen into South African economy

This morning in metals news: miner Anglo American announced the results of a feasibility exploring the potential for hydrogen in the South African economy; General Motors last week announced plans to double its revenue; and, lastly, steel prices have showed signs of flatlining of late. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates –…

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This morning in metals news: miner Anglo American announced the results of a feasibility exploring the potential for hydrogen in the South African economy; General Motors last week announced plans to double its revenue; and, lastly, steel prices have showed signs of flatlining of late. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates –...

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Automotive MMI: Auto sales slump in August as inventory lags, semiconductor shortage continues

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 1.4% for this month’s MMI reading.   Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders. Coatings. Feel confident in knowing what you should be paying for metal with MetalMiner should-cost models. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its August retail sales increased by 6.5% from the previous month. However,…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 1.4% for this month’s MMI reading.   Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders. Coatings. Feel confident in knowing what you should be paying for metal with MetalMiner should-cost models. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its August retail sales increased by 6.5% from the previous month. However,...

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The dark side of lithium-ion batteries

So far, it has been largely Samsung cell phones or laptops batteries that have caught the media’s attention when devices have caught fire, particularly in contained locations like aircraft or offices. But a spate of reports suggest the problem could also extend to cars, where the potential for serious consequences could be even greater —…

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So far, it has been largely Samsung cell phones or laptops batteries that have caught the media’s attention when devices have caught fire, particularly in contained locations like aircraft or offices. But a spate of reports suggest the problem could also extend to cars, where the potential for serious consequences could be even greater —...

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This Morning in Metals: GM sales in China rise 5.2% in Q2

This morning in metals news: General Motors reported strong Q2 sales in China; miner Anglo American said it had completed its first maritime biofuel trial; and, lastly, the copper price has trended sideways so far in July. Receive the latest short-term…

This morning in metals news: General Motors reported strong Q2 sales in China; miner Anglo American said it had completed its first maritime biofuel trial; and, lastly, the copper price has trended sideways so far in July. Receive the latest short-term and long-term outlook for the full range of industrial metals (base and ferrous) at...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel capacity utilization rises to 83.0%

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization rose to 83.0% last week; meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Commerce is now requiring and collecting aluminum import licenses; and, lastly, General Motors said it will source U.S.-based lithiu…

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization rose to 83.0% last week; meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Commerce is now requiring and collecting aluminum import licenses; and, lastly, General Motors said it will source U.S.-based lithium. 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: General Motors to help develop hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft

This morning in metals news: General Motors will collaborate with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop hydrogen fuel cell power generation systems for aircraft; meanwhile, the copper price continues to slide; and, lastly, Rio Tinto has opened a new scandium p…

This morning in metals news: General Motors will collaborate with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop hydrogen fuel cell power generation systems for aircraft; meanwhile, the copper price continues to slide; and, lastly, Rio Tinto has opened a new scandium plant in Canada. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers...

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This Morning in Metals: General Motors to increase deliveries to US, Canadian customers

This morning in metals news: General Motors says it will increase vehicle deliveries to customers in the US and Canada; US nonfarm business sector labor productivity rose by 5.4% in the first quarter; and crude oil prices continue to rise. Each month, …

This morning in metals news: General Motors says it will increase vehicle deliveries to customers in the US and Canada; US nonfarm business sector labor productivity rose by 5.4% in the first quarter; and crude oil prices continue to rise. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars...

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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: General Motors debuts new electric vehicle model

This morning in metals news: General Motors debuted its 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ electric vehicle; the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that seeks to open OPEC up to lawsuits for price collusion; and Texas is set to add a significant amount of util…

This morning in metals news: General Motors debuted its 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ electric vehicle; the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that seeks to open OPEC up to lawsuits for price collusion; and Texas is set to add a significant amount of utility-scale solar power. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge...

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