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Lithium Rush: Global Scramble for ‘White Gold’ as China Dominates the Supply Chain

Lithium Rush: Global Scramble for ‘White Gold’ as China Dominates the Supply Chain AdobeStock 596360009

Dubbed “white gold,” lithium is immense valuable in the modern world. Though lithium prices dropped dramatically from the highs achieved in late 2022, China still dominates the lithium supply chain. This continues to spur on multiple countries looking to lay their hands on this valuable metal. Lithium is a critical component in rechargeable batteries for […]

Preparing for 2024 Metal Contract Negotiation Time

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Buyers typically renew their annual metal sourcing contracts every year. Doing so helps ensure continuity and stability for ongoing business relationships. One might think, “Sure, sure. I know that. But how should I prepare properly?” After all, the contract negotiation process often proves stressful for even the most savvy metal sourcing professionals. To make matters […]

How to Track, Forecast, and Create Sourcing Strategies for Opaque Metals

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Some of our favorite metal sourcing challenges involve off-the-beaten-path requests for price intelligence regarding “opaque metals.” This term refers to metals that no known exchange-traded price firm or price reporting agency (e.g. MetalMiner and our competitors) publishes. We like to think MetalMiner continues to add price data across a broad range of “obscure” metals. This […]

Mastering Metal Prices: 5 Sourcing Strategies That Only Pros Know

Mastering Metal Prices: 5 Sourcing Strategies That Only Pros Know Asian man owner mananger of SME business warehouse storage

“It is a fact researchers have settled on – the 10,000-hour rule is a definite key in success.”– Malcolm Gladwell, ‘Outliers.’ For those of you who have not read Gladwell’s “Outliers,” no worries. Essentially, the key theme of the book involves the concept of practice. It states that those who dedicate 10,000 hours or more […]

Conditions Ripe for a Nickel Price Squeeze  

Conditions Ripe for a Nickel Price Squeeze   Screenshot-2022-11-15-at-6.55.22-PM-2

The recent rise in aluminum, copper, and nickel price have created some short-term uncertainty as companies finalize their long-term contracts for 2023. Earlier this month, all three metals rose on the back of rumors that China might begin easing zero-COVID restrictions. In addition, the USD index has dropped from its September peak of 114. As […]

MetalMiner Releases New Website and Series of Power Generation Metals with Forecasts

MetalMiner Releases New Website and Series of Power Generation Metals with Forecasts AdobeStock_209291980

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/19/2022Jennifer KaryMetalMinerjkary@metaliner.comPower Generation Metals Chicago, IL: MetalMiner launches a slew of new power generation metals and forecast capability which encompasses and supports the following industries/areas of manufacturing: Renewable energy Battery materials Electric vehicles Electricity Energy storage Oil and gas Advanced computing New tech Power Generation The new metals release, currently in beta […]

Feature Release on MetalMiner Insights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/01/2022 Jennifer Kary MetalMiner mail@metalminer.com MetalMiner Insights Releases New Features Correlation Tables, European Steel Prices and Stainless Steel Should-Cost Models Chicago, IL: MetalMiner announced today new features on MetalMiner Insights, a SaaS platform providing trends for industrial metal prices, forecasts and buying strategies. The brand new features offer a unique way for […]

New capacity comes online as forecasts indicate aluminum demand growth

Rio Tinto’s new remelt furnace at its Laterrière Plant in Quebec officially came online amid a tight aluminum market and elevated aluminum prices. Rio Tinto projects boosts aluminum recycling capacity The two-year project added 22,000 metric tons of recycling capacity for North American rolled product customers in the automotive and packaging industries. According to Rio […]

Vietnamese automaker VinFast to build EV manufacturing center in North Carolina

As we continue to analyze current market factors and their impacts on nickel prices, copper prices and other key metal prices for automotive production, today we’ll focus on an announced addition to the domestic automotive manufacturing scene. A new automotive player will be coming to the U.S. soon, as Vietnamese automaker VinFast this week announced […]

Shelling severely damages Azovstal coking plant

Shelling on Metinvest’s longs and flats producer Azovstal has destroyed its ability to operate, local reports and a plant official stated. The plant is in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Damage to the site remains unclear at present, sources told MetalMiner. Metinvest officials outside of Ukraine also did not indicate the degree of damage. […]

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