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Automotive MMI: Will Potential Copper Shortages Impact the Automotive Market?

Automotive MMI: Will Potential Copper Shortages Impact the Automotive Market? car copper

The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) broke out of its nearly 6-month-long sideways trend amid several changes in metals prices. Month-over-month, the index rose 5.24%. Except for shredded scrap steel and palladium, most components of the index either moved up or sideways with slight upward movement. With the recent LME and CME ban on Russian […]

Renewables MMI: Index Takes Dive as Renewable Energy Funds Waiver

Renewables MMI: Index Takes Dive as Renewable Energy Funds Waiver renewable resource news on MetalMiner

The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) slowed its decline and began flattening out. Overall, the index dropped a slight 0.36%, demonstrating sideways price action month-on-month. Most index components, such as silicon and cobalt, experienced minimal downward movement without much price volatility. However, renewable resource news sources also indicated several notable factors that could impact future […]

Navigating Market Uncertainty: Geopolitical Factors Dictating Future Trajectory

Navigating Market Uncertainty: Geopolitical Factors Dictating Future Trajectory

The start of this year presented mixed signals for the global economy. Prices witnessed the continuation of a strong rally from late February going into March. This helped create a lot of positivity in the metals market and market in general, boosting sentiment regarding a strong, healthy U.S. economy. Markets such as the SP500 and […]

Recognizing Women in the Industrial Metals Industry

Recognizing Women in the Industrial Metals Industry Women in metals

During Women’s History Month, MetalMiner, a woman-owned and founded company, wanted to make space to celebrate the contributions of countless women who help make the industrial metals sector great. On March 7, the Chicago chapter of the Association of Women in the Metals Industry (AWMI) hosted a dinner to honor the many women who work […]

Copper MMI: Copper Prices Remain Sideways as China Uncertainty Looms

Copper MMI: Copper Prices Remain Sideways as China Uncertainty Looms China Aluminum

Copper prices today remain trapped in a sideways range. Prices lack enough bearish or bullish momentum to establish a strong trend in either direction. Prices declined during the first weeks of January, falling to their lowest level since November. However, they rebounded in the second half of the month. This brought them a mere 0.52% […]

Tata Steel Replacing Port Talbot Blast Furnaces with Electric Arc Furnaces

Tata Steel Replacing Port Talbot Blast Furnaces with Electric Arc Furnaces Port Talbot steel manufacturing.

Tata Steel formally announced its plans to permanently blow down the two blast furnaces at its Port Talbot works. Tata’s plan is to replace them with an electric arc furnace. Steel manufacturing analysts say the move will cut the facility’s listed crude capacity 40%. The plant will blow down one blast furnace by mid-2024 and […]

Will Electric Cars Benefit or Threaten Europe’s Aluminum Industry?

Will Electric Cars Benefit or Threaten Europe’s Aluminum Industry?

Are electric cars going to benefit or threaten Europe’s aluminum industry? At first, it might appear a stupid question. However, it is also one that aluminum industry news sources continue to ask. The average European EV contained 283kgs of aluminum in 2022 compared to 169kgs for ICE vehicles. That is according to a study by […]

US Dollar Index Signals Bearish Trends While Precious Metals Shine Bright

US Dollar Index Signals Bearish Trends While Precious Metals Shine Bright US dollar index.

This month, prices for stock indices have continued to see gains week over week as we roll into the new year. Last week’s dovish tone from the Fed fueled bets from investors on deeper and faster interest rate cuts going into 2024, which could continue to drive indices up. How will this impact the US […]

Global Precious Metals MMI: Some Precious Metals Prices Up, Index Stays Flat

Global Precious Metals MMI: Some Precious Metals Prices Up, Index Stays Flat bars of gold and silver

The Global Precious Metals MMI (Monthly Metals Index) narrowly missed trading flat, only inching up a slight 0.17%. During the period from November 1 to December 1, precious metals prices, specifically gold and silver, surged significantly. For instance, the price of gold increased from $1,839.01 per troy ounce to $2,037.74, marking a substantial 10.81% uptick. […]

Ukraine’s Steel Industry Seeks Strategies for Export Revival Amidst Challenges

Ukraine’s Steel Industry Seeks Strategies for Export Revival Amidst Challenges

According to a Metinvest official, Ukraine is currently seeking ways to increase steel industry exports to boost revenues into the country’s coffers. “Steelmakers in the country would require financing for small- and medium-sized steel consumers, simplified customs procedures as well as expansion of the product range in order to facilitate exports” a December 5 announcement […]

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