copper

The result was ‘driven primarily by good raw material markets, particularly in the recycling area’, states the Germany-based group, adding that higher metal prices led to a ‘very...
When compared to 2015, world refined production is estimated to have increased by around 2.5% to 23.406 million tonnes, with primary output climbing 3% to 19.547 million tonnes and secondary...
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,...
The strategy essentially renews commitment to work with country-wide stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste, and to promote well-functioning markets for...
The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
With primary production increasing by 2.5% to 15.996 million tonnes, refined copper supply climbed around 3% or 537 000 tonnes year on year to 19.415 million tonnes. On a regional basis, refined...
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...
For recyclers, the option to repair or reuse electronics and many other products was obviously available already, but was never that attractive because of the high commodity prices, Minter tells...
According to latest figures from the International Copper Study Group, apparent refined usage increased by around 3% year on year to 17.53 million tonnes, mainly as a result of Chinese apparent...
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...
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...
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....
But across the first seven months of 2016 as a whole, the market was still showing a production deficit of around 264 000 tonnes compared to a shortfall of almost 70 000 tonnes for January-July 2015...
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...
Reduced scrap availability, low commodity prices, slower demand from China: tough market conditions are continuing to impact the broad copper recycling industry. And to top it all, with consumer...
'In Poland, a growing number of companies want a piece of the valuable recycling cake,' says Reftman. 'The past five years we have noticed a steady increase in requests from Poland.' In cable...
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...
Total output from both primary and secondary production climbed 4.5% from 7.357 million tonnes in the first four months of 2015 to 7.688 million tonnes in January-April 2016. However, apparent...
Coesfeld underlined the importance for copper recyclers such as Aurubis to be prepared. 'The increase in complex materials in new electronic devices requires new and sophisticated technologies,' he...
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...
The implications of this latest move have yet to be fully understood but the new regulation is regarded by the recycling community as adding ‘to the dozens and dozens of rules and requirements...
With primary production leaping 7%, total refined output amounted to 2.006 million tonnes as against the 1.878 million tonnes of January last year, latest International Copper Study Group (ICSG)...
The project involves Toyota-approved plants using state-of-the-art technologies for extracting metals such as copper from wire harnesses and dysprosium from motors. The car manufacturer plans to...
Despite the fact that prices of many non-ferrous metals are now significantly higher than they were at the time of our previous analysis, inflows of scrap remain constrained in many instances. As of...
Scrap metal theft causes the global recycling industries immense damage. At the same time, more and more companies appear to be achieving success in combatting this scourge. In Germany, for example,...
The event will focus on copper’s reuse and recycling dynamics, touching upon such subjects as: mining versus recycled copper; economic developments and copper prices; latest market trends in...
In the opening 11 months of last year, refined copper output climbed 1.6% thanks to a gain of 2% in primary production to 17.244 million tonnes; secondary production from scrap actually fell by 3000...

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