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Jun 12, 2021 / FocusEconomics

2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  Aluminium1663.69  1604.6  1968.4  2107.64  1794.37  Alumina377.2  310.14  348.34292307692  472.02134615385  333.93521072797  Copper5508.57  4871.3  6171.78  6527.31  6008.57 &...Read More

ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: US, European premiums flat, lagging other VAPs

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Aluminium primary foundry alloy premiums in Europe and the United States were steady again on Friday June 11, without the price swings seen in other value-added product premiums.EuropeEuropean primary foundry alloy premiums (PFA) were flat on Friday, lagging behind other aluminium value-added products (VAP) such as billet.Market participants told Fastmarkets that lack of demand for the product fro...Read More

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/06: Most LME prices post increases over 1% to end consolidating week on a high

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Zinc showed the biggest increase, at 1.6%, at the close on Friday June 11, while all other prices on the London Metal Exchange ended a week of consolidation on firmer footing.Zinc's three-month price rose to $3,044.50 per tonne, rising from a $2,995 per tonne on Thursday, and up by 1.5% since the start of the week. Similarly, lead's price was up 1.4% on Friday to $2,205.50 per tonne, giving i...Read More

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 11/06: Battery-grade lithium price rally pauses

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.Susan Zou, Yingchi Yang, and Sybil...Read More

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 11/06: Battery-grade lithium price rally pauses

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.Susan Zou, Yingchi Yang, and Sybil...Read More

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: Supply shortages continue to fuel US, EU gains

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Key data from Fastmarkets' pricing sessions in China, the United States and Europe.China The spot ferro-silicon market availability became tighter following the news that a major Malaysian ferro-silicon producer has suspended production due to a Covid 19 outbreak, with supply shifting to China and supplier offers broadly holding steady. Market sentiment was positive after the autonomous...Read More

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Ore prices drop amid buyer resistance, lower liquidity

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Key data from Fastmarkets' pricing sessions in China, the United States, India and Europe.China Miners who attempted to further increase low-grade material prices in the week to Friday June 11 were forced to drop into line with counter-bids after buyers staged resistance, encouraged by relatively low port prices. The high-grade manganese ore market showed a large drop in liquidity week on week and...Read More

COPPER CONCS SNAPSHOT: TC/RCs stable; spot buying slows

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Spot copper-concentrate processing charges remained stable in the week to June 11 amid sluggish market conditions, Fastmarkets heard.Major Chinese smelters were carrying out maintenance so spot buying interest was low, which kept Fastmarkets copper concentrate treatment charge/refining charge (TC/RC) index, cif Asia Pacific largely unchanged.  A few spot parcels of...Read More

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 11/06: Battery-grade lithium price rally pauses

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.Susan Zou, Yingchi Yang, and Sybil...Read More

AEROSPACE MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 11/06: European V2O5 price climbs on tight prompt supply

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

An overview of the aerospace materials markets and the latest price moves.Charlotte Radford and Michael Greenfield in...Read More

Brazilian steel rebar price holds amid doubts on global uptrend, lower scrap costs

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

The domestic price of steel rebar remained stable in Brazil in June, but market participants were uncertain about the price outlook for the finished steel product, questioning the stability of the global price uptrend and noting lower scrap costs in the country.There were reports of one mill announcing a price increase for the month and others debating whether such rise was feasible, but the major...Read More

GERMANY STEEL SCRAP: Scrap shortage drives domestic prices up

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

German steelmakers settled their monthly steel scrap contracts for June at substantially higher prices due to the current tight supply, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday June 11.Fastmarkets' monthly price assessment for steel scrap, E8 thin new production steel, domestic, delivered consumer, Germany, was 460-500 ($560-609) per tonne on June 11, up by 50-80 per tonne from 410-420 per tonne in mid-...Read More

ITALY STEEL SCRAP: Italian domestic prices jump on material shortages

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Italian domestic steel scrap prices increased substantially in the month to Friday June 11, with mills facing extreme shortages of the steelmaking raw material, sources told Fastmarkets.The southern European country's steelmakers were unable to source the necessary volumes of scrap due to shortages across Europe, particularly for new scrap grades, market sources said.Supplies of new scrap, includi...Read More

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 11/06: Battery-grade lithium price rally pauses

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.Susan Zou, Yingchi Yang, and Sybil...Read More

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lithium complex steady at high levels

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Lithium prices were steady around the world in the week ended Thursday June 10, with both Asian, European and United States markets underpinned by tight availability.Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices in Asia were steady in active markets with consumers focused on securing materials. The battery-grade lithium carbonate price range in China stayed intact with some cheap technical-grade units di...Read More

Largo Resources targets 3% energy storage market by 2025

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

United States-based vanadium producer Largo Resources is aiming to capture 3% of the long-duration energy storage battery market by 2025, which equates to 1,400MWh, the company said on Wednesday June 9.The company is undergoing a "transformational shift" towards vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB), a type of rechargeable flow battery that employs a vanadium electrolyte liquid solution to store an...Read More

EUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stabilize despite lower import offers, lower demand

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Domestic prices for hot-rolled coil were fairly stable in Europe on Friday June 11 despite slower demand and a weakening of import prices, sources told Fastmarkets.The domestic prices were supported by good order books at EU mills. Producers in Northern Europe were heard selling fourth-quarter-rolling material, although Italian mills were still able to offer volumes for shipment at the end of the...Read More

EU to open anti-dumping probe into HDG from Turkey, Russia - sources

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

The European Commission plans to start an anti-dumping investigation into hot-dipped galvanizing coil from Turkey and Russia, market sources told Fastmarkets on Friday June 11. Multiple market participants said that European steel association Eurofer has lodged a complaint and that the executive arm of the European Union is likely to announce the start of the case soon. Eurofer declined to comment...Read More

FERROUS ANALYTICS: Rising hot metal costs eat into margins

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

Fastmarkets' Ferrous Analytics report helps subscribers keep track of hot metal costs and steel production spreads in China, along with key pricing components of the steelmaking raw materials supply chain in Asia. Read More

Brazilian steel rebar price holds amid doubts on global uptrend, lower scrap costs

June 12, 2021 / Staff reporter

The domestic price of steel rebar remained stable in Brazil in June, but market participants were uncertain about the price outlook for the finished steel product, questioning the stability of the global price uptrend and noting lower scrap costs in the country.There were reports of one mill announcing a price increase for the month and others debating whether such rise was feasible, but the major...Read More