Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals coverage here on MetalMiner, which included stories on: steel production and the falling steel price; a dip in aluminum production and the flagging aluminum price; U.S. oil exports; and a survey of U.S. electronics manufacturers regarding tariffs.
- Stuart Burns on copper projects that could weigh on the metal’s price in the near future.
- U.S. housing starts took a fall in September.
- Despite a drop in global aluminum production, the aluminum price has also fallen.
- U.S. steel prices have continued to tumble as the sector’s capacity utilization dipped below 80% last week.
- Burns on developments in the world of iron ore, which has had an up-and-down year.
- The U.S.’s status as a prominent exporter of oil has continued to grow this year.
- India’s largest coal producer has had operational challenges, but the country’s coal imports are still forecast to drop this month.
- A recent IPC survey asked U.S. electronics manufacturers about tariffs.
- Steel demand is on the decline, but China’s steel production continues to forge ahead on an upward trajectory.