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EU funds boosting ailing CEE construction to add 1 Mt to steel demand

Author:Yannick StillerDate:21 February 2017

Disbursement of EU funds is expected to accelerate this year and the launch of new recipient infrastructure projects will be one of the most important drivers for investment and GDP growth in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Chinese steelmaking capacity reduced in 2016, not increased

Author:Kevin BaiDate:16 February 2017

CRU data does not match exactly those presented by Greenpeace in their recent report, although we agree with the broad magnitude of some of the numbers suggested

Copper mining costs fell for third consecutive year in 2016

Author:Piotr OrtonowskiDate:07 February 2017

CRU’s 2017 Copper Mining Cost Model, released last week, indicates that Cash Costs Including By-Product Credits fell for the third consecutive year in 2016 since reaching an all time peak in 2013.

CRU’s Copper Long Term Market Outlook: 2017 preview

Author:Robert EdwardsDate:07 February 2017

There is a strong fundamental story for copper based on increasing market deficits towards the end of the decade and beyond. But what is the required incentive price for new mine capacity to be brought online?

Chinese supply cuts: Is aluminium set to be the next coal?

Author:Eoin DinsmoreDate:01 February 2017

China surprised global commodities markets in 2016 with the 276 days per year coal policy, which was a state directed policy to reduce coal production. The market initially dismissed the policy, but was wrong-footed as the policy proved to be successful in reducing output.

Challenges and headwinds in the US aluminium scrap market

Author:Mike SouthwoodDate:25 January 2017

The last several years have been rough for the scrap markets in the US, and a consistent message in 2016 was that it was another difficult year.

EU AD probe into Chinese HDG will intensify competition in export markets

Author:Linda LinDate:20 January 2017

The European Commission’s announcement of an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Chinese origin hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) coil in December is already impacting trade flows.

How high carbon wire rod prices avoided sharp volatility

Author:Leanne CassDate:20 January 2017

Keeping up with European long products markets may have felt like a rollercoaster ride for many this past year, and indeed price volatility in 2016 was the highest it has been since the Global Financial Crisis

Ammonia prices heavily influenced by Black Sea developments

Author:Jennifer Willis-JonesDate:18 January 2017

CRU's Fertilizer Week has strengthened its product portfolio and now offers seven Short-Term Price Forecasts covering all nutrients, with ammonia and NPKs added in November 2016.

Eight months until normal operations can resume after a fire at NSSMC’s Oita plate mill

Author:Dawn BrooksDate:16 January 2017

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp (NSSMC) has had to close the plate mill at their Oita site in Japan after experiencing a fire on the 5th January

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