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By 2025, recycled lithium will represent 9% of the world’s total lithium battery supply. More than 66% of lithium-ion batteries, or 191 000 tonnes, are expected to be recycled in China by that...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
Refined copper supply has been bolstered by rising secondary production from scrap, with the eight-month total of 2.771 million tonnes representing an increase of 10% from last year’s 2.515...
Aurubis is eager to expand its geographical boundaries. At the moment, it is particularly exploring business opportunities in South America, North America and Europe. Acquiring other ventures is a...
Output across all 66 nations reporting to the World Steel Association jumped 5.9% from 137.214 million tonnes in October 2016 to 145.254 million tonnes in the corresponding month of 2017. Capacity...
After a tough 2017, industrial demand is expected to rebound by 9% in 2018, largely driven by increasing demand from the petroleum and glass sectors. Meanwhile, global automotive demand is expected...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
In mid-September, cfr prices paid by Turkish mills for shipments from Europe and the USA were still above US$ 350 per tonne in certain instances. Before the end of that same month, however, increased...
Market participants are reporting a current balance between supply and demand but are expecting lower offers for the remainder of the year. The combination of low interest rates and satisfactory...
Apparent steel consumption fell slightly across the region in the second quarter of this year but early estimates for the third quarter 'signal a return of EU steel buyers to the market', states...
There was also a small decline in global usage of refined copper across the opening seven months of this year: the total of 13.69 million tonnes trailed the 13.763 million tonnes of January-July 2016...
'The quality of recycled plastic materials remains the biggest barrier to a stronger use of recyclates as raw materials,' the survey concludes. Also, only 27% of the European plastics converting...
Crude steel capacity utilisation for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was 73.5% in September - an increase of 2.8 percentage points over the same month in 2016 and 0.6...
Progress this year in the global steel market has been ‘encouraging’, says WSA economics committee chairman T. V. Narendran. ‘However, escalating geopolitical tension in the Korean...
Optimism in the marketplace has been boosted by an improvement in all alloying metal prices. Higher nickel values, firmer steel scrap and expectations of an increase in chrome prices in the coming...
Elsewhere, Pakistan’s scrap importers have been prepared to match or better the prices paid by their Indian counterparts who have been rendered largely quiet by elevated international price...
Primary production declined by 2% year on year to 7.889 million tonnes whereas scrap-based production leapt 12% from 1.532 million tonnes in January-May 2016 to 1.71 million tonnes in the...
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...
Closure of induction furnaces in China has created displaced volumes of scrap, some of which have been dispatched to a number of other Asian countries - including India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...
‘Very tight’ scrap supply and rising prices have prompted several mills in Asia - notably in India, Taiwan and also South Korea - to ‘switch in part from scrap to nickel for...
In the opening quarter of 2017, Europe’s leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - saw its OCC export prices to China peak at upwards of £150 per tonne (approaching Euro 180) before...
In March, China’s crude steel output entered uncharted territory in reaching 71.995 million tonnes - the highest for any single month. The country’s production amounted to more than 201...
Recycling operation incomes amounted to US$ 21 million, as compared to US$ 10 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 (excluding a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of US$ 5.5 million). The company...
The anticipated upturn in earnings when compared to last year’s final quarter is based on ‘higher ferrous scrap demand and metal spread expansion from increased domestic steel mill...
The automotive sector is 'dominating' the metals recycling market as it requires large volumes of metals for vehicle body and parts manufacturing. A noteworthy increase in consumers' purchasing power...
Global demand for aluminium is expected to reach 62.7 million tonnes this year, with China thought likely to record growth of 6.7% to 33.5 million tonnes while the rest of the world is forecast to...
Over the past three months, prime plastic prices in Asia have remained high under the support of good demand - except in the case of China. After the Chinese New Year holidays, the prime plastics...
Despite shifting ferrous prices, chrome scrap values have remained within their existing ranges of US$ 320-360 per tonne for 409 material and US$ 420-460 for the 430 quality. News from the...
Global crude steel production in January was 7% or almost 9 million tonnes higher than in the corresponding month of last year at 136.514 million tonnes. China accounted for around half of the...
Improving demand for capital goods ‘should support activity in most sectors’, with export-oriented segments expected to benefit from strengthening international trade. Total production...

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