Stainless demand drives nickel prices

It is reassuring to see a metal price driven by good old fundamentals. With so much buzz around supercycles and electrification, the impact of the speculative element in pricing has been much in evidence this year for products like copper and oil. But …

It is reassuring to see a metal price driven by good old fundamentals. With so much buzz around supercycles and electrification, the impact of the speculative element in pricing has been much in evidence this year for products like copper and oil. But according to a recent Reuters post, solid supply and demand fundamentals are...

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Stainless MMI: ATI, USW reach tentative agreement to end strike

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 2.1% for this month’s reading. Are rising surcharges causing concern? Make sure your base prices are held fixed. See how service centers negotiate with you. Nickel pig iron replacement As steel prices continue to rally, stainless steel producers in China seem to be saving costs by replacing…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 2.1% for this month’s reading. Are rising surcharges causing concern? Make sure your base prices are held fixed. See how service centers negotiate with you. Nickel pig iron replacement As steel prices continue to rally, stainless steel producers in China seem to be saving costs by replacing...

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Stainless MMI: Stainless steel demand expected to keep increasing

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.3% for this month’s reading, as stainless steel demand is likely to continue to grow in the years ahead. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? Increasing stainless steel production, demand According to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) data, stainless…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.3% for this month’s reading, as stainless steel demand is likely to continue to grow in the years ahead. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? Increasing stainless steel production, demand According to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) data, stainless...

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Stainless MMI: ATI strike continues into seventh week

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 7.0% for this month’s reading, as the ATI strike entered its seventh week this week. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? ATI strike continues In late March, the United Steelworkers union announced a strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities….

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 7.0% for this month’s reading, as the ATI strike entered its seventh week this week. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? ATI strike continues In late March, the United Steelworkers union announced a strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities....

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Stainless MMI: Strike continues at ATI; nickel price plunges then stabilizes

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 10.4% for this month’s reading, as the ATI strike continues into its third week. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? ATI strike continues The United Steelworkers union’s strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities continues into its third week…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 10.4% for this month’s reading, as the ATI strike continues into its third week. Do you know the five best practices of sourcing metals, including stainless steel? ATI strike continues The United Steelworkers union’s strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities continues into its third week...

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United Steelworkers announces ATI strike, citing ‘unfair labor practices’

The United Steelworkers union Monday announced a strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities, citing what it calls “unfair labor practices.” The ATI strike, which began at 7 a.m. EDT Monday, marked the first at ATI since 1994, according to media reports. In addition, USW spokesperson Tony Montana told MetalMiner the strike involves workers…

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The United Steelworkers union Monday announced a strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities, citing what it calls “unfair labor practices.” The ATI strike, which began at 7 a.m. EDT Monday, marked the first at ATI since 1994, according to media reports. In addition, USW spokesperson Tony Montana told MetalMiner the strike involves workers...

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Stainless MMI: Nickel price drops on Tsingshan supply news

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 4.3% for this month’s reading, as news of a supply deal by China’s Tsingshan Holding Group helped push the nickel price downward. Sick of not finding good price indexes for stainless steel? Check out the MetalMiner stainless steel should-cost model — detailed price-per-pound info for grade, form,…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 4.3% for this month’s reading, as news of a supply deal by China’s Tsingshan Holding Group helped push the nickel price downward. Sick of not finding good price indexes for stainless steel? Check out the MetalMiner stainless steel should-cost model — detailed price-per-pound info for grade, form,...

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Nickel drives stainless prices, even as LME stocks rise

Stainless steel producers have been caught in a pincer movement over the last year of rising nickel prices but falling demand. It is a counterintuitive situation until you factor in China’s stainless production. Chinese output rose by 4% in the third quarter of last year compared to the rest of the world, which fell by…

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Stainless steel producers have been caught in a pincer movement over the last year of rising nickel prices but falling demand. It is a counterintuitive situation until you factor in China’s stainless production. Chinese output rose by 4% in the third quarter of last year compared to the rest of the world, which fell by...

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Stainless MMI: Base prices, surcharges continue to increase

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.5%, as stainless flat rolled base prices continue to move upward due to extended lead times and limited domestic capacity (following a similar trend with steel prices). Stainless steel producers r…

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 4.5%, as stainless flat rolled base prices continue to move upward due to extended lead times and limited domestic capacity (following a similar trend with steel prices). Stainless steel producers raise prices Stainless steel producers North American Stainless (NAS) and Outokumpu announced price increases effective for February...

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Stainless MMI: Producers wary to ramp up capacity

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 3.8% for this month’s index value. 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. U.S. producers wary to ramp up capacity Demand from automotive and white goods manufacturers has been strong in the…

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The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 3.8% for this month’s index value. 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. U.S. producers wary to ramp up capacity Demand from automotive and white goods manufacturers has been strong in the...

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