Aluminum Production in China Illustrates Manufacturing Slowdown

GDP figures may be holding up well, but metal consumption in China suggests the global slowdown and the ongoing trade war with the U.S. are taking their toll on China’s manufacturing sector. Buying Aluminum in 2019? Download MetalMiner’s free annual price outlook Reuters reported top state primary aluminum producer Chalco is quoted as filing an…

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GDP figures may be holding up well, but metal consumption in China suggests the global slowdown and the ongoing trade war with the U.S. are taking their toll on China’s manufacturing sector. Buying Aluminum in 2019? Download MetalMiner’s free annual price outlook Reuters reported top state primary aluminum producer Chalco is quoted as filing an...

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Week in Review: Risk Mitigation, Trump and Greenland, and a Chicago Nonprofit Teaches Skills

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Bill DeMartino of riskmethods recently spoke at MetalMiner’s Forecasting Workshop on the subject of risk mitigation tips and…

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Bill DeMartino of riskmethods recently spoke at MetalMiner’s Forecasting Workshop on the subject of risk mitigation tips and...

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In the Age of the Skills Gap, Students Learn Tricks of the Trade at Chicago Nonprofit

Standing on an otherwise quiet stretch of Ravenswood Avenue on Chicago’s North Side — with a green barrier of vegetation obscuring the Metra tracks on the other side of the street — one can hear faint sounds of hard work being done. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook…

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Standing on an otherwise quiet stretch of Ravenswood Avenue on Chicago’s North Side — with a green barrier of vegetation obscuring the Metra tracks on the other side of the street — one can hear faint sounds of hard work being done. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook...

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Is the Global Automotive Manufacturing Downturn Cyclical or the New Normal?

Automotive markets just about everywhere are in decline this year. The question is: to what extent is this a cyclical downturn as opposed to a structural shift? Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook The Financial Times article reported Indian passenger vehicle sales fell 31% last month from the…

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Automotive markets just about everywhere are in decline this year. The question is: to what extent is this a cyclical downturn as opposed to a structural shift? Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook The Financial Times article reported Indian passenger vehicle sales fell 31% last month from the...

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Jaguar Land Rover Takes Major Steps Toward an Electric Future

Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR), decision to invest hundreds of millions of pounds to enable its Castle Bromwich plant in the U.K. to build electric cars, as reported by the Financial Times, is interesting on a number of levels. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Specifically, for JLR it underlines…

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Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR), decision to invest hundreds of millions of pounds to enable its Castle Bromwich plant in the U.K. to build electric cars, as reported by the Financial Times, is interesting on a number of levels. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Specifically, for JLR it underlines...

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Declining Automotive Sector Could Have Ripple Effect on U.K. Economy

When you think of the United Kingdom, you don’t normally think “automotive powerhouse.” Sure, the U.K. has a long and illustrious tradition of making some of the world’s most iconic motorcars. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Think Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan and, my own favorite, Aston…

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When you think of the United Kingdom, you don’t normally think “automotive powerhouse.” Sure, the U.K. has a long and illustrious tradition of making some of the world’s most iconic motorcars. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Think Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan and, my own favorite, Aston...

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Brexit Looms Large as Autos Lead the U.K.’s GPD Slowdown

Every set of data in the U.K. prompts a surge of reports from two groups. On the one hard, there are those inclined to stay in the E.U. who assert the very prospect of Brexit is damaging the economy. On the other, there are those inclined to leave, stating it is the delay that is…

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Every set of data in the U.K. prompts a surge of reports from two groups. On the one hard, there are those inclined to stay in the E.U. who assert the very prospect of Brexit is damaging the economy. On the other, there are those inclined to leave, stating it is the delay that is...

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Podcast Ep. 5: Reshoring Brought Record Number of Jobs Back to U.S. in 2017 — What Now?

Late last week, a CMO of a B2B mobile technology company published a lightly scathing take on the mainstream media’s characterization of the current “trade war” (a “farce,” according to the headline), by making the case for, among other things, reshoring. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Ostensibly…

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Late last week, a CMO of a B2B mobile technology company published a lightly scathing take on the mainstream media’s characterization of the current “trade war” (a “farce,” according to the headline), by making the case for, among other things, reshoring. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Ostensibly...

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Eyes on Employment: A Check-In on Employment Figures Post-Section 232 Tariffs

Strengthening the domestic steel and aluminum industries and bringing jobs back to the sectors stood out as one of the primary stated objectives of the Trump administration’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Detractors have argued that while the tariffs could…

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Strengthening the domestic steel and aluminum industries and bringing jobs back to the sectors stood out as one of the primary stated objectives of the Trump administration’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Detractors have argued that while the tariffs could...

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Metal Manufacturers Group Weighs in on Tariff Exclusion Process

Yesterday, we noted a recent Aluminum Association letter, in which the industry group claimed the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 tariff exclusion request undermined the domestic aluminum industry. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook On Tuesday, the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) also weighed in…

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Yesterday, we noted a recent Aluminum Association letter, in which the industry group claimed the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 tariff exclusion request undermined the domestic aluminum industry. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook On Tuesday, the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) also weighed in...

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