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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...
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...
Eco-Bat and Recylex benefited from a reduction in their fines to, respectively, Euro 32.712 million and Euro 26.739 million for their co-operation with the Commission’s investigation whereas...
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...
Chinese production alone increased by approaching 10 million tonnes or 1.2% while India continued its growth of recent years by posting an output gain of 6.6 million tonnes or 7.4%, according to...
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...
As for fibre prices, OCC strengthened from US$ 170-plus per tonne at the start of October to end the year at US$ 180-plus whereas mixed paper climbed from US$ 143-plus to US$ 158-plus over the same...
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...
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...
Despite the fact that ferrous scrap has registered substantial price gains in the fourth quarter, experts are still claiming that the commodity is significantly under-valued when viewed in relation...
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...
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...
Traders do not want to sell too early in a rising nickel market while consumers are looking to their inventory levels and incoming orders for the remainder of the year. The price range for 304 scrap...
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$...
During the course of September, many of the major ferrous scrap buying markets have lowered their order volumes and, to a significant extent, their prices too. Latest cfr price indications for...
Once again, prices for some stainless steel scrap grades have come under pressure owing partly to the influence of price declines for associated metals. When compared to Recycling International...
Over the last couple of months, LME nickel has been ranging from around US$ 9650 to US$ 10 800 per tonne, with gains attributed mainly to the proposed nickel mine closures in the Philippines - which...
‘I have spent more than two decades travelling the globe to meet up with key recycling players in Spain, China, India – you name it. Being part of the BIR community has proven integral to...
The company reported a £27.6 million post-tax loss for 2015 compared with break-even in 2014. The principal reason for the exceptional loss recorded in the 2015 accounts was a write-down in the...
While nickel has been tracing its various ups and downs during the course of September, scrap prices have remained relatively stable. As the month draws to a close, buying price ranges for 304 and...
‘The predicted strong growth in platinum supply from recycled autocatalysts, argued by some as potentially weakening platinum’s solid fundamentals, has not materialised,’ the WPIC...
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