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According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...
The 'foreign waste' smuggling activities of concern to the Chinese authorities cover, for example, industrial, electronic, household and plastic waste. As part of this clampdown, Chinese customs...
Improving demand for capital goods ‘should support activity in most sectors’, with export-oriented segments expected to benefit from strengthening international trade. Total production...
Expectations had been of a ‘very strong’ first quarter in Asia but, instead, softness has afflicted prices of chrome and ferrous scrap. A number of buyers had built their scrap stocks...
China’s steelmaking capacity closures have been ‘more aggressive than anyone may have anticipated’ and have included the move to close all induction furnaces, said to represent an...
Recovered from the non-metallic waste fraction of end-of-life vehicles, the Axpoly r-ABS resins are claimed to deliver a carbon footprint saving of two-thirds when compared with virgin ABS made from...
Following on from the upbeat end to last year, 2017 began with some turbulence. Steel scrap prices climbed by between US$ 25 and US$ 30 per tonne and there was also an escalation in ferrochrome...
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...
In October last year, the most recent month for which figures are available, US scrap plastics exports totalled 365.65 million pounds (166 000 tonnes) for a 3.1% increase over September. However,...
Mexico's purchases of US scrap soared 34% year on year from 952 053 tonnes to 1.277 million tonnes while India took delivery of 976 880 tonnes in January-November last year for an increase of 8% over...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
Once again as year-end approaches, the trading community is having to pay close attention to the calendar in order to ensure that cargoes arrive on dates which do not raise awkward issues with...
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...
Since Recycling International last reported on the nickel and stainless markets in late October, both have climbed to higher levels. In terms of stainless steel scrap, 304 material has advanced from...
The traditional overseas outlets of Turkey (-19.9% to 2.538 million tonnes), Taiwan (-13.7% to 1.011 million tonnes) and South Korea (-16.4% to 759 684 tonnes) all bought less US scrap in the first...
The 479 515 tonnes easily outstripped the 394 922 tonnes of the same month last year and took the running total for 2016 to 4.103 million tonnes - an increase of 2.1% over the 4.02 million tonnes of...
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...
‘After bottoming out in 2009, deliveries of German plastics and rubber machinery to the US have recovered steadily, reaching a record 719 million euro in 2015: an almost threefold increase,...
Its content also includes: crude steel production by country and process; steel production by product; steel trade by product; apparent steel use and apparent steel use per capita by country; and...
In totalling just 592 875 tonnes in September, the country's collections were lower than for any month since August last year when 564 725 tonnes was amassed. UK exports also recorded their lowest...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China received 502 960 tonnes of plastics scrap from America in the opening eight months of this year compared...
Normally in September, polymer prices enjoy a post-holiday improvement as activity levels increase. This year was different, however, as demand remained weak and prices came under pressure following...
Although high levels of volatility have dominated the nickel market in recent weeks, stainless steel scrap values are contained within the same ranges quoted in our previous report - that is, US$...
During the course of September, many of the major ferrous scrap buying markets have lowered their order volumes and, to a significant extent, their prices too. Latest cfr price indications for...
Paper recycling industry majors need to take responsibility in managing quality in order to keep Europe's recovered paper at the top table of international trade. So says Wade Schuetzeberg, managing...
The weighted price of scrap plastic exports also saw an increase. At 17.27 dollar cents per pound, the price was up 2.3%from its July standing. However, with 1.035 million tonnes of scrap plastics...
In April, the Indian government had confirmed a decision to ban plastic scrap imports. However, prices were buoyed in early July when the ministry of environment, forests and climate change announced...
While many European countries have been reporting below-expectation recovered paper collections throughout the summer and even into the early autumn, France confirms a strengthening of collection...
‘The American public continues to be scammed by unethical companies greenwashing themselves as recyclers,’ says BAN’s executive director Jim Puckett. For example, some 96% of the...
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