If you’re a manufacturing company in need of a metals and commodities outlook for 2014, don’t let the US government shutdown get you down.
MetalMiner’s metal market price data and analysis is not dependent nearly entirely upon government agencies like some other folks. In fact, this week we began releasing our October metal price trend reports for 10 industrial sectors (more info on our Monthly MMI Report here.) But other commodity sectors such as agriculture and energy may find themselves up a creek without a paddle when it comes to reporting updated data.
You may have heard that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will not publish the “commitments of traders and other market reports during the shutdown, depriving participants in the world’s biggest derivative markets for energy and agricultural products of price-moving information about the positions of other producers, consumers and speculators,” as Reuters’ John Kemp put it.
Not only that, but the Energy Information Administration (EIA) only has sufficient funds left to keep operating until October 11th, after which it will not publish weekly data on physical oil and gas supplies anymore.
How Your Company Can Avoid the Shutdown Blues
Get a personal outlook from one of the leading voices in the energy commodity supply and energy efficiency markets, Mark Pruitt, next week at MetalMiner’s live event, Commodity/PROcurement EDGE.
We’ll also cover steel, stainless, non-ferrous metals, transportation and packaging – and you’ll walk away with solid data and tools to gain better visibility into 2014 budgeting.
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