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Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
‘Spectrum Alloys builds on the synergies that both companies have developed over the last several generations of operations,’ comments the new firm’s president Doug Kramer, a former...
In accordance with French law, Rio Tinto will launch a consultation process with employees, relevant European works councils and other stakeholders in relation to the bid, according to an...
With just one month of 2017 to go, global crude steel production was running 5.4% ahead of its 2016 pace as all major producers upped their numbers - with the notable exception of Japan and Ukraine....
The comprehensive report of 800-plus pages, entitled ‘Critical Mineral Resources of the United States - Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply’ - is said to...
The increasing application of rare earth metals in several key end-use industries is expected to fuel their demand over the next few years. Major sectors such as energy and automotive are exhibiting...
The acquisition includes 33 rebar fabrication facilities in the USA as well as electric arc furnace steel mills in Knoxville (Tennessee), Jacksonville (Florida), Sayreville (New Jersey) and Rancho...
World refined copper production climbed 0.5% to 17.495 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, with a 1.3% decline in primary production to 14.378 million tonnes more than offset by a...
Recycling facilities across the USA have been recovering coins for many decades - in the form, for example, of loose change left in cars or found between seats, as well as money left in vending...
India's steel demand has been growing on a par with GDP, with the latter climbing on average at 7.34% in the period from 2001 to 2016 and steel use at 7.43%. And in the past couple of years, India's...
The investment has been made in connection with the restart of operations at American Zinc Recycling Corp.'s Mooresboro Zinc Refinery in the US state of North Carolina; this involves a commitment by...
Turkish mills are showing a healthy demand for scrap at a time of year when supply can be constrained by difficult weather-related conditions. As a result, HMS I/II 80/20 scrap of US and Baltic Sea...
Tracing the origin of gold and where it eventually ends up can be quite difficult, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) observes. Transparency among all who handle gold products and by products, as well as...
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...
India's Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari declared that plans are underway to implement sustainable shipbreaking practices in the country. India has introduced Shipbreaking Code 2013, he pointed out....
The quartet comprises ceo Vic Sinclair, financial director Charlie Parker, operations director Dave Weston and tubulars director Iain Laing. Following the acquisition, all existing staff will...
Stakeholders are being asked to comment on how any taxpayer-funded initiative ‘could be designed so that it complements existing schemes, represents value for money, is deliverable without...
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...
The project, to be implemented by mid-2018, will include a new building to house a 21-ton rotary furnace capable of melting various forms of aluminium scrap. ‘It will incorporate state-of-the-...
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...
Itronics Inc. reports it saw its per-melt silver bullion production go up by 24% since May 2017 and that this will likely increase another 11% to reach a total of 35% by year-end. The company intends...
Almost 30 billion cans have been recycled across the entire European continent, so the group says. ‘This means that every second an aluminium beverage can is being recycled somewhere in Europe...
An additional 30 000 tonnes of cobalt and 81 000 tonnes of lithium will be required annually to meet demand by 2021, so says Data specialist Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Is has become obvious that...
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...
‘Imports continue to negatively impact the US steel industry,’ underlines Nucor. ‘Through the first nine months of 2017, finished steel imports accounted for an estimated 27% share...
'As an industry, we are seeing increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium from global automotive customers based on aluminium's ability to provide equal or better quality, strength...
For the purposes of the proprietary water-based electrochemical lead recycling technology, there are already 15 modules 'onsite and in place' at the company's facility in McCarran, Nevada - with a...
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...

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