Non-Ferrous

Primary production declined by 2% year on year to 4.744 million tonnes whereas secondary production from scrap soared 13% from 903 000 tonnes in January-March 2016 to 1.024 million tonnes in this...
Writing in the latest World Mirror, Chiao relates how a major Chinese aluminium consumer recently placed an import order for Zorba but was supplied with demolition waste containing no metal value at...
Listed among the company’s key achievements in the period under review is ‘an improved metal mix by increasing recycled inputs from 53% to 55% for the full year’. It also achieved...
Only 7 tonnes of gold out of the 24 000 tonnes estimated to be available was collected via the cash for gold recycling scheme that was launched ‘with much fanfare’ in November 2015 by...
Immediately following the Chinese New Year celebrations, it is reported that the country’s customs authorities began to step up import inspections in a bid to prevent smuggling of electronic,...
An estimated 10 000+ people are expected to attend the expo. This includes 400 exhibitors, of which 30% come from abroad. METEF has become a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
LME cash prices are at the following per-tonne levels (the corresponding figures from our non-ferrous metals report at the end of November are given in brackets): aluminium US$ 1800 (US$ 1765);...
In China, meanwhile, industry is having to adapt to ever-stricter rules which are partly behind the announcement from the country’s biggest zinc smelter that it is to cut production. In late...
There were steep increases in metals prices - notably for copper - immediately following the US presidential election victory of Donald Trump. The question is now whether these gains can prove to be...
‘Everybody’s heard of blood diamonds - but maybe people haven’t heard of blood cobalt or tantalum or lithium,’ says project leader Eric Schelter, associate professor in the...
‘Although the trajectory proposed should lead to the UK achieving the targets in line with the EU Circular Economy package, we are concerned that the momentum that has been achieved over recent...
UK government officials have argued that legislation banning cash payments for scrap metal is ‘proving to be effective’. Extensive media coverage, combined with low scrap prices and a ban...
LME copper rallied from US$ 4700 to US$ 5800 per tonne in a very short space of time while lead and zinc recorded, respectively, five- and nine-year highs before undergoing corrections. According to...
The two-day event will provide a comprehensive market update regarding relevant ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling issues in India. This is a ‘big opportunity’ for individuals to...
Helped by secondary production from scrap rising 5.5% from 2.55 million tonnes in January-August 2015 to 2.693 million tonnes this time round, total production of refined copper climbed 3.1% from 15....
Ferrous metals are expected to generate US$ 252,117 million – leading the market during the forecast period. However, non-ferrous metals are the fastest growing segment and is anticipated to...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
On August 17, meanwhile, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in China confirmed that it will no longer designate a certain agency for the pre-shipment...
The company, which is one of the USA’s largest steel producers and metals recyclers, says in its latest earnings guidance statement: ‘Both ferrous and non-ferrous shipments are expected...
Latest figures from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) confirm that the total refined copper production of 11.491 million tonnes in the opening six months of this year was 3% or 320 000...
World refined copper production is estimated to have advanced around 3.5% in the first five months of 2016 to 9.592 million tonnes, with primary production climbing 3% to 7.953 million tonnes and...
Germany-based Aurubis makes this assessment in releasing its latest results package, in which it reveals operating earnings before taxes of Euro 148 million for the first nine months of its 2015/16...
The UK secondary aluminium sector, meanwhile, has struggled with the decline in the value of sterling which has followed the nation’s decision to leave the EU. ‘The Far East markets have...
The new Watson analyser is claimed to require ‘only seconds’ to complete positive material identification of 423 metal alloys. According to Tribogenics, the device is ‘already...
Following its launch in 1992, the company - which has been renamed Texas Recycling Inc. - collected and sold all grades of paper and packaging before branching out into handling post-industrial...
Scrapped cars exported from the USA to China reportedly contain millions of dollars’ worth of forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters every year, according to the Wall Street Journal....
Established in 2008 by Simon Woolf and Stewart Armitage, Sansing claims to have become 'a trusted partner to a range of companies across the recycling industry'. Sansing handles all kinds of scrap...
‘Atlanta is not far from the sea ports of Savannah, making it efficient for supply of machines and spare parts warehousing,’ notes Lander Arrieta, ZB’s director for North America....
With world refined usage jumping 5% over the same period to 3.691 million tonnes, the market surplus was cut from 134 000 tonnes in the first two months of last year to 76 000 tonnes this time round...

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