Automotive MMI: U.S. auto sales begin slow recovery but remain depressed

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 5.1% this month. U.S. auto sales U.S. auto sales continued to slump last month and over the second quarter overall, even as the U.S. auto sector restarted production in late May after an approximat…

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 5.1% this month. U.S. auto sales U.S. auto sales continued to slump last month and over the second quarter overall, even as the U.S. auto sector restarted production in late May after an approximately two-month suspension. General Motors reported second-quarter deliveries of 492,489 vehicles, down 34%...

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This Morning in Metals: Nevada Copper confirms restart plans for Pumpkin Hollow mine

This morning in metals news: Nevada Copper announced plans to restart its Pumpkin Hollow mine; the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) commented on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week; and a …

This morning in metals news: Nevada Copper announced plans to restart its Pumpkin Hollow mine; the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) commented on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week; and a Florida community has approved the sale of land for the construction of a $120 million...

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This Morning in Metals: Copper rallies for biggest quarter in a decade

This morning in metals news, copper soared during Q2, Tata Steel is looking for a recovery in the second half of this fiscal year, and aluminum demand in the U.S. and Canada was down by just under 19% through the first four months of the year. Copper p…

This morning in metals news, copper soared during Q2, Tata Steel is looking for a recovery in the second half of this fiscal year, and aluminum demand in the U.S. and Canada was down by just under 19% through the first four months of the year. Copper prices continue rise Copper prices have been on...

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This Morning in Metals: Labor productivity declines in wide range of manufacturing industries in 2019

This morning in metals news, productivity was down for a number of manufacturing industries last year, BHP has executed its first blockchain iron ore trade with China’s Baosteel and copper prices continue to surge. Manufacturing productivity falls in 2019 According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, labor productivity declined in 54 of…

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This morning in metals news, productivity was down for a number of manufacturing industries last year, BHP has executed its first blockchain iron ore trade with China’s Baosteel and copper prices continue to surge. Manufacturing productivity falls in 2019 According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, labor productivity declined in 54 of...

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Week in Review: Industrial production rises; Liberty Steel invests in the future; MW aluminum premium spikes

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: Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! U.S. industrial production showed some life in May after a dismal previous two…

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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: Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! U.S. industrial production showed some life in May after a dismal previous two...

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This Morning in Metals: Aluminum sector CEOs express opposition to return of Section 232 aluminum tariff for Canada, Mexico

This morning in metals news: CEOs across the aluminum industry supply chain sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to voice their opinion about a potential reimposition of aluminum tariffs on aluminum from Canada and Mexi…

This morning in metals news: CEOs across the aluminum industry supply chain sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to voice their opinion about a potential reimposition of aluminum tariffs on aluminum from Canada and Mexico; the International Aluminum Institute recently released global production figures for May; and the Energy Information Administration...

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Midwest aluminum premium surges on threat of tariff rise

At the behest of the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA), U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been encouraged to push the Trump administration to rule this week against Canada’s duty-free status for primary aluminum into the U.S. market. APAA’s case is “surging” Canadian imports are damaging the prospects for U.S. smelters and only a reinstatement…

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At the behest of the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA), U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been encouraged to push the Trump administration to rule this week against Canada’s duty-free status for primary aluminum into the U.S. market. APAA’s case is “surging” Canadian imports are damaging the prospects for U.S. smelters and only a reinstatement...

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Global copper mine production rises 0.5% in Q1; Q2 price rally continues

According to the most recent data released by the International Copper Study Group, global copper mine production rose 0.5% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with Q1 2019. Copper concentrate production was flat during the period while solvent extra…

According to the most recent data released by the International Copper Study Group, global copper mine production rose 0.5% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with Q1 2019. Copper concentrate production was flat during the period while solvent extraction-electrowinning jumped by 3%. In terms of supply and demand, the global copper market was in...

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This Morning in Metals: Bloomberg: U.S. mulling reimposition of Canadian aluminum tariffs

This morning in metals news, the U.S. is reportedly considering reimposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have plunged and global copper mine production ticked up 0.5% in Q1 2020. U.S. could bring back Canadian a…

This morning in metals news, the U.S. is reportedly considering reimposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have plunged and global copper mine production ticked up 0.5% in Q1 2020. U.S. could bring back Canadian aluminum tariffs After rolling out blanket steel and aluminum tariffs via Section 232 in 2018, the...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. import prices rise 1.0% in May

This morning in metals news, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported prices of U.S. imports increased in May, Alcoa will begin the formal process of dismissing employees at the San Ciprián aluminum smelter, and India wants its oil and gas producers to use more domestically produced steel. Import prices tick up in May The prices…

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This morning in metals news, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported prices of U.S. imports increased in May, Alcoa will begin the formal process of dismissing employees at the San Ciprián aluminum smelter, and India wants its oil and gas producers to use more domestically produced steel. Import prices tick up in May The prices...

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