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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...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
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...
The uncertainty surrounding mixed paper clearly shifted the trading emphasis on to OCC, UK shipments of which leapt 37.8% year on year to 279 957 tonnes; the total was more than 10 000 tonnes higher...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
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...
US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
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...
Although leading purchaser Turkey upped its requirements by 0.5% to 2.015 million tonnes, this increase was dwarfed by those for the other main buyers of US ferrous scrap, namely Mexico (+30.6% to 1....
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...
Secondary aluminium accounts for 30% of India’s overall aluminium consumption of 3.3 million tonnes per year. In the past six years, secondary aluminium demand has almost doubled to 1.1 million...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
Aluminium scrap shipments to leading outlet China surged 13.5% to 521 277 tonnes - but this percentage gain was eclipsed by increases of 23.3% and 20.2% in US deliveries to, respectively, South Korea...
‘All of stainless steel’s major intrinsic alloys have rallied somewhat during the year in terms of price and so some correction during the fourth quarter would not come as a surprise,...
In recent weeks, LME prices for some metals have returned to levels last visited several years ago on the back of, among other factors, more positive economic data out of China and the European...
For businesses in the EU, meanwhile, the export market has quietened somewhat and prices have retreated - a case of the market ‘taking a deep breath and stepping back’. However,...
Although many experts were not expecting a sizeable downward correction, the end of the month has arrived with cfr price indications for Turkey-bound shipments from Europe and North America hovering...
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...
These observations were made as the Germany-based group announced operating earnings before taxes of Euro 211 million for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year as compared to Euro 148...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China upped its purchases by 13.4% - from 302 926 tonnes in January-June 2016 to 343 571 tonnes in the...
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...
AMI has yet to select a location for the plant, but indicates it will be situated near a manufacturing hub of electronic vehicle batteries. The US company also intends to recycle other valuable...
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...
‘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...
Total mine supply hit 1,330 koz, which represents a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year, thus marking the lowest result since the third quarter of 2014. Recycling is projected to fall by 6% year-on-year to...
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...
Listed among the company’s key achievements in the period under review is ‘an improved metal mix by increasing recycled inputs from 53% to 55% for the full year’. It also achieved...

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