Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at this week’s coverage on MetalMiner, which included analysis of Chinese steel production, the U.S.’s search for sources of rare earths outside of China, and falling copper and aluminum prices.
- Despite production cuts aimed at mitigating pollution levels, Chinese steel production continues to rise.
- The U.S. is looking to secure new supplies of rare earths in an effort to lessen its dependence on China for the materials critical for a wide range of high-tech applications.
- Global steel production in August jumped 3.4% year over year.
- Copper prices are forecast to fall heading into the rest of 2019 and into 2020.
- Supply-and-demand fundamentals and a strong U.S. dollar are depressing the aluminum price.
- India is looking to ramp up its nuclear power capacity.
- MMI week is off and running with coverage of the automotive and construction sectors.