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Rare Earths MMI: Different Countries Racing for Global Rare Earth Dominance

Rare Earths MMI: Different Countries Racing for Global Rare Earth Dominance

The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) rose considerably over the past month, climbing by a total of 7.05%. The primary factor influencing the rare earth price forecast over the […]

Construction MMI: Chinese Sourced Steel Prices Spike, Supply Pinches Possible

Construction MMI: Chinese Sourced Steel Prices Spike, Supply Pinches Possible

The Construction MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) rose considerably by 7.68%, with Chinese steel prices getting a significant boost. In fact, all facets of the index related to China (except for […]

Rare Earths MMI: Surge in China’s COVID Cases Impact Prices

Rare Earths MMI: Surge in China’s COVID Cases Impact Prices

The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) jumped slightly more than in the past six months, rising 4.45%. All month, geopolitical factors, mostly involving China, significantly impacted the index. For […]

China and Australia to Renew Trading of Iron Ore, Coking Coal, Other Goods

China and Australia to Renew Trading of Iron Ore, Coking Coal, Other Goods

It’s been 50 years since Australia first established diplomatic relations with China. But compared to the relative warmth of the early years, modern relations between the two nations are in […]

Copper MMI: Copper Prices Bullish as Year’s End Approaches

Copper MMI: Copper Prices Bullish as Year’s End Approaches

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 3.87% from November to December. As with other base metals, copper prices broke out of range to the upside last month as China […]

Aluminum MMI: Rally Continues as Aluminum Prices Remain Bullish

Aluminum MMI: Rally Continues as Aluminum Prices Remain Bullish

Aluminum prices broke out of their sideways trend last month with strong upside price action. Prices rallied during the first half of November, followed by a modest retracement before they […]

China Reacts Strongly to WTO’s Ruling of Trump Administration Metal Duties

China Reacts Strongly to WTO’s Ruling of Trump Administration Metal Duties

In the latest US steel news, a WTO ruling has sparked a new war of words between the United States and China. Last weekend, the WTO finally ruled on the […]

Renewables/GOES MMI: Steel Plate Drops While Battery Metals Hold Strong

Renewables/GOES MMI: Steel Plate Drops While Battery Metals Hold Strong

The December Renewables MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) traded sideways, practically in a straight line. Overall, metal prices within the index only dropped 0.83%. This sideways trend contrasts sharply with the […]

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