Articles in Category: Best of MetalMiner

natural gas

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the news that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Soaring natural gas prices and inflation; China’s aims to further reduce steel output; Aluminum prices near a decade high, according to our Monthly Metals Index coverage. Look for the Copper MMI and more next week.

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happy holidays

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As the year draws to a close, we want to wish all of our MetalMiner readers a happy and health holiday season.

Regular coverage will resume Monday, Dec. 28.

In the meantime, take a look back at yesterday’s review of the most-viewed posts of the year.

coronavirus

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Before we turn the page, let’s take a look back at the best of 2020 with the most-viewed posts of the year here on MetalMiner.

The year saw the novel coronavirus become a pandemic, throwing markets into chaos, disrupting supply chains and exacting an immense toll on human life around the world.

The third and fourth quarters of the year showed some signs of economic recovery. However, recovery efforts remain on shaky ground. Despite emergency approvals for vaccines, there is still a long road ahead until populations can reach significant levels of vaccination.

As for metals prices, the coronavirus pandemic dented demand earlier in the year. In the U.S., steel prices began to recover over the summer, as automotive demand bounced back on the heels of a two-month production shutdown that began in late March.

Steel prices have continued to rise since. MetalMiner CEO Lisa Reisman recently delved into the latest challenge for steel-buying organizations: the allocation market.

As for other commodities, readers seemed to be particularly interested in our coverage of oil prices. Oil prices earlier this year suffered the twin shock of a sharp decline in demand paired with tension between Saudi Arabia and Russia that ultimately produced a flood of additional supply.

Best of 2020

  1. Oil price collapse is far from over … but now the U.S. has a role

  2. Silver’s recovery has been dramatic — but how high can it go?

  3. First a stock market crash, then an oil price crash as Saudi Arabia, Russia butt heads

  4. Gold has surged during the pandemic, but what does 2021 look like?

  5. Coronavirus likely to impact steel, iron ore demand in 2020

  6. The nickel market is set for major disruption

  7. Aluminium prices likely to remain lower for longer

  8. This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel prices rise

  9. After historic gold-silver price gap in March, investors are starting to bet on silver

  10. Precious metal prices, including gold, in free fall

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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We wish you, the readers, a Happy New Year (wherever you are)!

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We’ve officially turned the page on 2019 — but in case you missed it, be sure to check out our top 10 most-viewed stories overall for 2019.

Also make sure to check out the top steel, aluminum, copper and trade posts of the year.

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte refinery. Source: Norsk Hydro

Continuing our look back at some of the most-viewed posts of the year on MetalMiner, today we’ll take a look at some of the most popular aluminum-centric posts of the year.

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We already reviewed the top steel posts of the year.

Below are the top 10 most-viewed aluminum-centric posts here on MetalMiner this year:

  1. Trump Drops Metals Tariffs on Canada, Mexico; What’s the Impact on Steel, Aluminum Prices?

  2. Aluminum is in Deficit, but Prices Don’t Reflect Any Shortage

  3. Aluminum MMI: Aluminum Prices Fall Despite Global Supply Deficit

  4. Aluminum MMI: Aluminum Prices Decline While Monthly Index Gains 2.3%

  5. Aluminum MMI: Tight Aluminum Supplies Stave Off Further Price Drops For Now

  6. Alunorte’s Restart Does Not Bode Well for Aluminum Prices

  7. Aluminum Market is in Balance – For Now

  8. Aluminum Prices Rising Despite Weak Demand

  9. Aluminum Dissonance: Why Have Prices Softened Despite Supply Deficit?

  10. Aluminum MMI: Falling Chinese Prices Offset by Strong Prices in ROW

Continuing our look back at some of the most-viewed posts of the year on MetalMiner, today we’ll take a look at some of the most popular steel-centric posts of the year.

Below are the top 10 most-viewed steel-centric posts here on MetalMiner this year:

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The year is almost at an end, and it’s been a news-filled one for the world of metals.

Before we turn the page into 2020, let’s take a look back at the most-viewed posts of the year here on MetalMiner:

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  1. Looking Ahead, Part 1: A Surprising Outlook for Steel Prices in 2020

  2. Domestic Steel Prices Continue to Trend Downward

  3. Raw Steels MMI: Domestic U.S., China Steel Prices Still Falling

  4. Trump Drops Metals Tariffs on Canada, Mexico; What’s the Impact on Steel, Aluminum Prices?

  5. Aluminum is in Deficit, but Prices Don’t Reflect Any Shortage

  6. Aluminum MMI: Aluminum Prices Fall Despite Global Supply Deficit

  7. Raw Steels MMI: Global Steel Prices Continue to Falter

  8. Stainless MMI: Stainless Prices Continue to Tick Upward as Q1 Progresses

  9. ILZSG: 2019 Forecast Includes Global Lead Surplus, Zinc Deficit

  10. U.S. Midwest Premium Remains High to Consumers’ Chagrin

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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  • Global steel production contracted in October, according to the World Steel Association.
  • We looked back at some of the most-viewed MetalMiner stories from November.
  • Global aluminum production rose in October.
  • Earlier this week, we released our Monthly Metal Outlook forecast report.
  • General Motors and Isuzu are teaming up to build a new Ohio plant via their DMAX joint venture.
  • MetalMiner’s Belinda Fuller took a look at the relationship between gold prices and the U.S. dollar.

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