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.
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
Author:Lucent NicholsonDate:16 January 2017
After many months of uncertainty, the Indonesian government has announced an easing of the nickel ore ban, which was introduced back in 2014. We believe that the announcement has the following implications
Author:Nick EdströmDate:22 December 2016
As Asian steel traders and buyers have stressed to CRU, Chinese price rises have not been driven by surging Asian demand, despite the continuing strength of apparent steel demand growth in some regional economies.
Author:Edward SpencerDate:20 December 2016
CRU estimates that the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector will consume around 4% of the world’s refined cobalt units in 2016. Whilst the industry remains in its infancy it is expected to drive much of the demand growth for refined cobalt units – in the form of battery grade cobalt sulphate.
Author:Jorn de LindeDate:20 December 2016
By end-2017, the Samalju Industrial Park in Sarawak will be host to as much as 290,000 t/y of silico-manganese (SiMn) and 260,000 t/y of high-carbon ferromanganese (HC FeMn) capacity.
Author:Caroline AlglaveDate:09 December 2016
Like in any industry, making the best use of the existing resources is essential, but beyond that, how does an individual producer of aluminium rolled products gain competitiveness?
Author:Matthew WonnacottDate:08 December 2016
As part of CRU ongoing medium and long-term copper demand work, and using consistent company-wide assumptions, CRU is regularly modelling the potential for copper demand from emerging sectors including from electric vehicles.
Author:Adrian DoyleDate:07 December 2016
This insight looks, in detail, at the proposal in Western Australia (WA), by the state leader of the National Party, to increase the mining lease payments paid by Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton from A$0.25 /t to A$5.00 /t.
Author:Lloyd O'CarrollDate:07 December 2016
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA has potentially major implications for the US economy and for global trade - both of which will impact the aluminum market greatly.