SDI shipped 2.4mn net tons (nt) (2.2mn metric tonnes) of steel in the second quarter of 2017 down by 4pc from 2.5mn n Read more.Ferro-silicon January-June shipments of ferro-silicon containing over 55pc silicon declin Read more.Houston, 28 July (Argus) — US domestic ferrous scrap prices are expected to increase for August trade amid rising capacity utilization rates, steady demand and a resurgent export market.Aluminum scrap buyers and semi-finished product sellers have noticed a deterioration in the availability Read more.New York, 21 July (Argus) — US silicon metal prices were unchanged in the latest week as consumers performed routine maintenance.China demand for secondary grades of scrap continued at a we Read more.Houston, 8 September (Argus) — Processor buying prices for stainless steel scrap pulled back Friday, following LME nickel lower.Houston, 13 July (Argus) — Bare Bright spreads for material headed to Asian ports weakened on Thursday from the prior week, as material was readily available in Asia.
Johannesburg, 11 August (Argus) — Canada-based Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has released a mineral resource estimate for its Barplats Zandfontein UG2 tailings storage facility at the Crocodile River mine in South Africa.Beijing, 15 September (Argus) — Asia-Pacific steel prices fell further today, as rising inventories and pollution controls in China cut the outlook for demand.Houston, 31 August (Argus) — Aluminum packaging manufacturer Ball plans to cease production at three US plants ahead of the construction of a new plant in Arizona.The Charlotte, North Carolina-based steelmaker announced its plate price increase yesterday, followed by a hot-r Read more.London, 16 August (Argus) — AIM-listed Bushveld Minerals is focused on building a vanadium value chain after buying a majority interest in vanadium producers Stratcor and Vametco Alloys last year.Steel exports totaled 857,582net tons (nt) (777,985metric tonnes) in April as US steel exports to all three major trading partners increased, accordin Read more.Houston, 27 June (Argus) — US spreads for mill-grade aluminum scrap narrowed Tuesday as the Argus midwest transaction price closed around its lowest level since February, offsetting the effects of weak demand from consumers.
Houston, 2 August (Argus) — Georgia-based extruder Bonnell Aluminum posted nearly flat second quarter shipments compared with the prior year.Construction will begin immediately after project financing is com Read more.Ilmenite concentrations in the sample are better than expected, the company said.Spreads calculated off the midwest transaction price on extrusion grades like 6063 b Read more.USW and the company reached the agreement before the active labor contract ends on 31 October.US ferro-tungsten prices were up as ammonium paratungstate costs moved up in China.
Beijing, 1 September (Argus) — Chinese germanium producer Xilin Gol Tongli Germanium has suspended metal production for maintenance.Sales from its Dwarsrivier chrome mine increased to 1.28mn t from 1.15mn t a year earlier while averag Read more.Perth, 6 September (Argus) — Perth-based lithium developer Birimian may build a lithium carbonate or hydroxide plant to add value to spodumene from its Goulamina lithium project in Mali.Johannesburg, 15 August (Argus) — Perth-based copper and gold producer Sandfire Resources expects to receive a draft operating mining permit for its Black Butte copper project in Montana within the next 30 days.London, 21 June (Argus) — Global production of pig iron rose slightly in May, with a dip in Chinese output offset by increases elsewhere, the World Steel Association said.Houston, 9 August (Argus) — US rolling mill Aleris has withdrawn its request for regulatory approval of its proposed merger with Chinese manufacturer Zhongwang USA for a second time, after federal agencies continue to raise national security concerns about the transaction.Houston, 13 March (Argus) — US processors lowered buying prices of 304 stainless steel scrap Monday in response to lower nickel prices in the past week.Mumbai, 22 June (Argus) — Odisha-based metal producers have urged the state authorities to reverse an increase in the electricity duty charged for captive power plants, arguing that it will impact competitiveness.Houston, 10 August (Argus) — Processor buying prices for ferritic scrap rose in the latest week on stronger demand from US mills and gains in the ferrous scrap market.
The gold-to-silver ratio is the amount of silver it takes to purchase one ounce of gold.London, 7 July (Argus) — Chinese domestic hot-rolled coil (HRC) prices edged up today, supported by a rise in futures prices, but the wider physical market was stable today, with sales slow.Tumbling stock markets across the globe have sent shivers through metals markets amid weak manufacturing figures that raise concerns the Chinese economic slowdown will deepen.Sao Paulo, 21 July (Argus) — Mediation talks aimed at averting a strike at the Antofagasta Minerals-operated Zalvidar copper mine in Chile have been extended until 26 July, the company said.
Silver prices change everyday and we keep an easy to read calendar with all the silver prices from 2002.One of the most important factors when it comes to buying silver bullion are silver spot prices. We also offer live and historical silver charts where you can.New York, 8 August (Argus) — Virginia-based chemicals and metals producer Synalloy raised its annual earnings forecast by 23pc from the start of the year amid strengthening order volumes and nickel prices.The US imported 134,462metric tons (t) of bulk alloys during May up from 120,982t a year earlier, according to Read more.Houston, 12 September (Argus) — Crude futures rose as Opec increased its forecast for global oil demand growth for this year and next and reduced its non-Opec supply growth expectations for 2018.Houston, 28 July (Argus) — Stainless 304 scrap solids processor buying prices were up Friday as LME nickel was little changed after a more than 6pc run-up over the week.Court appointed representatives of active employees and retirees Read more.Houston, 20 July (Argus) — US spot nickel premiums were unchanged this week as spot activity slowed.London, 10 August (Argus) — Chinese domestic steel prices surged again today in reaction to news that Hebei province will shut down mills that do not meet new emissions standards from 1 September, while tight supply and high demand provided further support for billet in particular.
Houston, 4 August (Argus) — US stainless steel scrap processor buying prices were unchanged Friday from the prior day as LME nickel prices near a five-month high.Major site works will now start after project funding was secured earlier th Read more.Johannesburg, 8 August (Argus) — Australian metals developer Red River Resources signs offtake agreements with commodity trading group Trafigura for zinc and lead concentrate output from its Thalanga project in northern Queensland.Houston, 23 August (Argus) — US copper cathode premiums were unchanged in the latest week as weak demand negated a three-year high in Comex copper prices.
Houston, 16 August (Argus) — US exports of brass mill products rose twice as fast as imports in June from a year earlier.New York, 18 August (Argus) — US silicon metal prices rose for a third straight week, reflecting slim trader stocks and strengthening supplier sentiment.US imports of antimony products totaled 12,590metric tons (t) in the first half, up from 10,870t a year earlier, according Read more.The group operated at 60pc of manganese ore nameplate capacity and 40pc of mangane Read more.Perth, 19 June (Argus) — Australian lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has completed a combination of debt and equity funding for its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.New York, 10 August (Argus) — Rising Asian molybdenum oxide markets forced US ferro-molybdenum and molybdenum oxide prices up in the latest week.We recommend using a recent version of one of these popular browsers: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari Internet Explorer 8 and later.
Houston, 7 July (Argus) — Smelter-grade aluminum scrap prices increased this week as less scrap was on offer.Service center steel shipments totaled 3.3mn net tons (nt) (3mn metric tonnes) in August, down from 3.64mn nt a year earlier, the Met Read more.Houston, 17 August (Argus) — Stainless steel 304 scrap prices in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea remained unchanged this past week, as strong demand from India offset weaker demand from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.China exported 1,702t of lithium hydroxide in May, customs data show, up by 107pc from 824t a y Read more.The company, located in Huahuan county in Hunan Province, will pr Read more.Beijing, 8 September (Argus) — Chinese manganese producer Kebang Manganese has resumed production after environmental inspections ended in Xinjiang region early this month.Houston, 24 August (Argus) — WTI crude futures fell today as Hurricane Harvey headed toward the US Gulf coast, threatening refinery operations and shutting down port traffic.Sao Paulo, 6 July (Argus) — Brazilian ferro-niobium exports in June rose by 23.4pc from a year earlier to 5,412t.Johannesburg, 13 July (Argus) — Sydney-based Lithium Power International (LPI) has more than trebled the resource at its Maricunga lithium joint venture in Chile.
Long product prices fell in China and in export markets as buyers grew cautious, but flat product prices rose on new export sales into South Korea.Houston, 16 August (Argus) — Crude futures fell today as rising US output overshadowed a steep decline in inventories.Suppliers continue to try and gauge expectations after mills return from the holiday period next wee Read more.In June it delivered 64 planes, made up of 50 A320 family aircraft (including Read more.Global shipments declined to 12.8mn equivalent units from 13.1mn units a year earlier, as North Amer Read more.