Week in Review: Steel imports; April 2021 MMO; Suez Canal aftermath

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 Suez Canal blockage, the April 2021 MMO, Western European hot rolled coil prices and much more: Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis…

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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 Suez Canal blockage, the April 2021 MMO, Western European hot rolled coil prices and much more: Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis...

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China, Russia see Suez Canal blockage as an opportunity

The weeklong blockage of the Suez Canal — coming as it does on top of a year of escalating ocean freight rates for the Asia-European trade, port congestion in both regions and shipping delays — has inevitably prompted debate about alternatives. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help…

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The weeklong blockage of the Suez Canal — coming as it does on top of a year of escalating ocean freight rates for the Asia-European trade, port congestion in both regions and shipping delays — has inevitably prompted debate about alternatives. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help...

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Week in Review: Semiconductor shortage; MetalMiner webinar; rising Midwest Premium

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 coverage of the semiconductor shortage, the Midwest Premium and more. A fire at a Japanese chip-making plant last week has slammed automotive operations. General Motors, Ford and many other automakers have…

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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 coverage of the semiconductor shortage, the Midwest Premium and more. A fire at a Japanese chip-making plant last week has slammed automotive operations. General Motors, Ford and many other automakers have...

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This Morning in Metals: Ford to temporarily idle production of F-150 at Dearborn plant

This morning in metals news: Ford Motor Co. will idle production of its F-150 truck at its Dearborn plant until Sunday; the blockage of the Suez Canal by container vessel Ever Given is having a massive impact on global trade; and, lastly, the UK govern…

This morning in metals news: Ford Motor Co. will idle production of its F-150 truck at its Dearborn plant until Sunday; the blockage of the Suez Canal by container vessel Ever Given is having a massive impact on global trade; and, lastly, the UK government is looking at all options to prevent the collapse of...

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Tangshan steel curbs could have ripple effect on steel, iron ore

The recent curbs on steel making by the local government in one of China’s largest steel-producing cities, Tangshan, may have a cascading effect on steel procurement & demand, as well on iron ore supplies, some experts believe. The Tangshan restrictions are in effect from March 20 to Dec. 31, 2021. Among other things, the restrictions…

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The recent curbs on steel making by the local government in one of China’s largest steel-producing cities, Tangshan, may have a cascading effect on steel procurement & demand, as well on iron ore supplies, some experts believe. The Tangshan restrictions are in effect from March 20 to Dec. 31, 2021. Among other things, the restrictions...

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This Morning in Metals: Contractors more optimistic in latest Commercial Construction Index

This morning in metals news: the US Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Construction Index revealed some optimism among contractors; meanwhile, the Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as the next United States Trade Representative; and, lastly, the nickel price has appeared to stabilize after a sharp drop. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news,…

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This morning in metals news: the US Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Construction Index revealed some optimism among contractors; meanwhile, the Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as the next United States Trade Representative; and, lastly, the nickel price has appeared to stabilize after a sharp drop. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news,...

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US confirms anti-dumping aluminum tariffs on key suppliers

Despite howls of protest from consumers, the Biden administration has doubled down on the Trump administration’s trade barriers with its latest move on aluminum tariffs. The administration recently slapped semi-finished flat rolled aluminium anti-dumping duties on 18 countries supplying the US market. Don’t miss the MetalMiner analyst team on March 24 at 10 a.m. CDT…

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Despite howls of protest from consumers, the Biden administration has doubled down on the Trump administration’s trade barriers with its latest move on aluminum tariffs. The administration recently slapped semi-finished flat rolled aluminium anti-dumping duties on 18 countries supplying the US market. Don’t miss the MetalMiner analyst team on March 24 at 10 a.m. CDT...

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This Morning in Metals: US Court of International Trade dismisses tariff exclusion challenge

This morning in metals news: the US Court of International Trade rejected a tariff exclusion process challenge; meanwhile, a metals trader ordered 10,000 tons of copper blister and got something else; and, finally, aluminum is gaining popularity as a material for outdoor living products. Grab your coffee and hear MetalMiner’s latest forecast for aluminum, copper,…

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This morning in metals news: the US Court of International Trade rejected a tariff exclusion process challenge; meanwhile, a metals trader ordered 10,000 tons of copper blister and got something else; and, finally, aluminum is gaining popularity as a material for outdoor living products. Grab your coffee and hear MetalMiner’s latest forecast for aluminum, copper,...

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This Morning in Metals: March 2021 Annual Outlook update now available

This morning in metals news: MetalMiner’s March update to its Annual Outlook report is now available to subscribers; US steel capacity utilization reached 77.4% last week; and the United States Trade Representative announced the conclusion of WTO quota negotiations with the European Union. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips…

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This morning in metals news: MetalMiner’s March update to its Annual Outlook report is now available to subscribers; US steel capacity utilization reached 77.4% last week; and the United States Trade Representative announced the conclusion of WTO quota negotiations with the European Union. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips...

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Week in Review: Steel capacity; February US auto sales; OPEC meets

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, which this week includes coverage of steel capacity utilization, the latest OPEC ministerial meeting and much more. Overall, most base metals seem to be retracing from a late February peak….

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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, which this week includes coverage of steel capacity utilization, the latest OPEC ministerial meeting and much more. Overall, most base metals seem to be retracing from a late February peak....

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