Federal Reserve: September 2020 industrial production slides 0.6%

The Federal Reserve reported September 2020 industrial production slipped 0.6% in September. While not a precipitous drop, the September drop broke a streak of four straight months of gains. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis and more. September 2020 industrial production still below pre-pandemic levels According to the Fed,…

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The Federal Reserve reported September 2020 industrial production slipped 0.6% in September. While not a precipitous drop, the September drop broke a streak of four straight months of gains. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis and more. September 2020 industrial production still below pre-pandemic levels According to the Fed,...

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This Morning in Metals: LME copper up, SHFE copper drops

This morning in metals news: LME copper gained Monday while SHFE copper retraced; the Pilbara Ports Authority recently released September shipping figures; and top copper producer Chile marks the one-year anniversary of widespread protests. The MetalMi…

This morning in metals news: LME copper gained Monday while SHFE copper retraced; the Pilbara Ports Authority recently released September shipping figures; and top copper producer Chile marks the one-year anniversary of widespread protests. The MetalMiner 2021 Annual Outlook consolidates our 12-month view and provides buying organizations with a complete understanding of the fundamental factors...

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U.S. ups the ante in Boeing-Airbus subsidy saga

Airbus and Boeing — or, more reasonably, Brussels and Washington — are still at it, haggling over subsidies both sides have received over the decades. The action and counteractions, originally started by the U.S. to stem what it saw as a rising European rival to Boeing’s dominance, has been rumbling on for 16 years. Both…

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Airbus and Boeing — or, more reasonably, Brussels and Washington — are still at it, haggling over subsidies both sides have received over the decades. The action and counteractions, originally started by the U.S. to stem what it saw as a rising European rival to Boeing’s dominance, has been rumbling on for 16 years. Both...

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This Morning in Metals: Ford’s China sales rise by greatest amount since 2016

This morning in metals news: Ford’s China sales posted their largest year-over-year increase in Q3 since 2016; overall automotive sales in China gained 12.8% year over year; and Liberty Steel Group announced it has made an offer to acquire German firm Thyssenkrupp’s steel business. Does your company have an aluminum buying strategy based on current…

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This morning in metals news: Ford’s China sales posted their largest year-over-year increase in Q3 since 2016; overall automotive sales in China gained 12.8% year over year; and Liberty Steel Group announced it has made an offer to acquire German firm Thyssenkrupp’s steel business. Does your company have an aluminum buying strategy based on current...

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Week in Review: Nickel market; China’s economic recovery; October MMI report

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: the nickel market; aluminum prices on the SHFE and LME; China’s metals rebound; and much more. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis and more. Week…

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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: the nickel market; aluminum prices on the SHFE and LME; China’s metals rebound; and much more. Sign up today for Gunpowder, MetalMiner’s free, biweekly e-newsletter featuring news, analysis and more. Week...

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Indian aluminum sheet, in addition to 17 other countries, hit with U.S. anti-dumping duty

Some Indian experts are of the view that the U.S.’s newly imposed import tariff on aluminum sheet products, including on Indian aluminum sheet, will not affect Indian aluminum producers in a major way. Are you under pressure to generate aluminum cost savings? Make sure you are following these 5 best practices! U.S. slaps anti-dumping duty…

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Some Indian experts are of the view that the U.S.’s newly imposed import tariff on aluminum sheet products, including on Indian aluminum sheet, will not affect Indian aluminum producers in a major way. Are you under pressure to generate aluminum cost savings? Make sure you are following these 5 best practices! U.S. slaps anti-dumping duty...

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This Morning in Metals: October 2020 MMI report is out

This morning in metals news: the October Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report is out; the E.U. is reportedly considering imposing carbon border fees; and Alcoa released its third-quarter financial earnings. The MetalMiner 2021 Annual Outlook consolidates …

This morning in metals news: the October Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report is out; the E.U. is reportedly considering imposing carbon border fees; and Alcoa released its third-quarter financial earnings. The MetalMiner 2021 Annual Outlook consolidates our 12-month view and provides buying organizations with a complete understanding of the fundamental factors driving prices and a...

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What does China’s environment pledge mean for its massive steel sector?

According to the Financial Times, China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community by announcing last month a hugely ambitious plan to improve China’s environment and make the country carbon-neutral by 2060. In addition, he said the country’s emissions would peak before 2030. But does this really mean anything? If it does, what impact will…

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According to the Financial Times, China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community by announcing last month a hugely ambitious plan to improve China’s environment and make the country carbon-neutral by 2060. In addition, he said the country’s emissions would peak before 2030. But does this really mean anything? If it does, what impact will...

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This Morning in Metals: August 2020 steel shipments fall 22.9%

This morning in metals news: August 2020 steel shipments by U.S. steel mills fell 22.9% year over year; Norsk Hydro announced the termination of a memorandum of understanding; and, finally, the copper price made mid-week gains. The MetalMiner 2021 Annu…

This morning in metals news: August 2020 steel shipments by U.S. steel mills fell 22.9% year over year; Norsk Hydro announced the termination of a memorandum of understanding; and, finally, the copper price made mid-week gains. The MetalMiner 2021 Annual Outlook consolidates our 12-month view and provides buying organizations with a complete understanding of the...

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Stainless MMI: U.S. stainless imports surge as surcharges move up again

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.8% for this month’s index value, as U.S. stainless imports surged last month. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? U.S. stainless imports rise 76% The U.S. Department of Commerce reported the U.S. imported a total of 91,600 metric tons of…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.8% for this month’s index value, as U.S. stainless imports surged last month. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? U.S. stainless imports rise 76% The U.S. Department of Commerce reported the U.S. imported a total of 91,600 metric tons of...

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