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Metals / Commodities

The World’s Largest Metals Market May Never Return To Its Former Glory

Jan 24, 2023 at 09:30 | Stuart Burns

Via AG Metal Miner   Doomsters have predicted the end of the LME before. Still, after 146 years and counting, the LME is…

Extremely Tight Market Could Push Copper Prices To Record Highs

Jan 23, 2023 at 08:38 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Retail and professional investors expect copper to be the top-performing commodity this year, outperforming gold, corn, and crude oil, according to Bloomberg’s MLIV Pulse survey

Rising Steel Prices Threaten Wind Turbine Production

Jan 19, 2023 at 07:43 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Renewables MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) began showing signs of a possible reversal month-over-month,…

China Vows To Crack Down On Illegal Iron Market Manipulation

Jan 18, 2023 at 07:42 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   The global iron ore price may be in for a bit of a ride. Sector analysts foresee high…

U.S. Lithium Production Is Set To Explode

Jan 17, 2023 at 07:56 | Haley Zaremba

For years, the United States has been falling behind in the clean energy race. While other energy producers around the world have been…

Why Copper Prices Are Rebounding In 2023

Jan 16, 2023 at 10:17 | Ag Metal Miner

By AGMetalMiner.com In recent days, copper prices

Aluminium Prices Fall From Early-December Peak

Jan 10, 2023 at 10:01 | Ag Metal Miner

By AgMetalminer.com Despite the recent short-term bounce, aluminum prices have not quite reversed to the upside following their long decline from March 2022. Ultimately, the rally between November…

Copper Plagued By Supply And Demand Volatility In 2022

Jan 06, 2023 at 09:54 | Ag Metal Miner

    Via AG Metal Miner Looking at 2022 copper price trends, the market was nearly as volatile as metals like nickel and…

War And Supply Chain Issues Dominated Steel Markets In 2022

Dec 27, 2022 at 10:31 | Ag Metal Miner

By AGMetalminer.com Steel prices endured long-term declines throughout 2022. However, with so many geopolitical events and supply chain pinches, it is important to note that the market…

New EU Rule Could Transform Global Metal Manufacturing

Dec 22, 2022 at 09:20 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   Global metal manufacturing is already set to change in 2023. Indeed, the European Council and European Parliament recently…

Are Copper Prices Poised To Climb Higher In 2023?

Dec 19, 2022 at 08:52 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 3.87% from November to December. As with…

Aluminium Follows Iron Ore In China-Fueled Price Rally

Dec 15, 2022 at 08:19 | Ag Metal Miner

By AGMetalminer.com Aluminum prices broke out of their sideways trend last month with strong upside price action.…

Steelmakers Worry Prices Could Hit Break-Even Thresholds

Dec 12, 2022 at 08:51 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 2.34% from November to December.…

Is The Era Of Ever-Cheaper Lithium Batteries Over?

Dec 12, 2022 at 08:22 | ZeroHedge

Lithium, a mineral used in batteries to power electric vehicles, smartphones, laptops, and all sorts of gadgets, has surged to a record high this year as the world…

New Supply Could Help Bring Lithium Prices Back Down To Earth

Dec 08, 2022 at 11:25 | Irina Slav

Lithium prices have turned into one of the red flags in the energy transition as they have climbed inexorably for more than a year, with many expecting the…

Iron Ore Futures Jump As Chinese Cities Ease Covid Restrictions

Dec 08, 2022 at 09:47 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner China’s steady easing of covid-19 restrictions finally allowed the beleaguered economy to begin reopening. Many experts expect a renewed…

Nickel Prices Could See Some Bullish Upside This Month

Dec 07, 2022 at 09:07 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved up with a 7.32% rise from November to December.…

Rare Earth Supply Chains Are In Chaos

Dec 05, 2022 at 08:00 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The December Rare Earths MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) traded sideways for the second month…

Short Term Outlook Dims For Copper Prices

Dec 02, 2022 at 07:39 | Ag Metal Miner

Let’s begin with the good news first. Global copper mine capacity rose nearly 5% to 20.38 million tons (MT) between January and September of 2022. According to a…

Steel Prices Hammered By China’s Zero-Covid Flip-Flop

Dec 01, 2022 at 07:46 | Ag Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   Uncertainty regarding China’s stance on zero-COVID, when restrictions might ease, and riots within China throughout recent weeks have…


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