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Chinese mine costs: findings from a recent trip

Author:Piotr OrtonowskiDate:28 September 2016

China is the third largest producer of mined copper in the world, but also one of the least well understood. As such, we have recently undertaken a three-week research trip to the nation aimed at improving our understanding of Chinese copper mine costs and ensuring that the highest quality data is contained within CRU's Copper Mining Cost Model, which, uniquely, provides 100% coverage of the copper mining industry.

The changing coal tar supply-demand dynamics

Author:Terece MuirDate:27 September 2016

This year has been marked with closures of steel furnaces which have adversely affected coal tar production in some countries. Most notably, US steel producers which have been struggling against steel imports have cut hot metal production.

China’s accumulation problem: the coming scrap age

Author:Chris AsgillDate:22 September 2016

Steelmakers in China have, for much of recent history, consumed a low level of scrap in steelmaking.

Shift-to-quality in the iron ore market

Author:Serafino CapoferriDate:22 September 2016

After years of phenomenal growth, in the ‘new-normal’ for the iron ore market, value is expected to shift from volume to quality. As China restructures its steel sector, we expect structurally higher demand for pellet, pellet feed and higher grade sinter fines in the long-term.

How secondary is the secondary steel sector in India?

Author:Arshiya SibiaDate:20 September 2016

India’s steel industry can be broadly classified into the primary and secondary sectors. The secondary sector, uses sponge iron and scrap to make steel in small induction furnaces (IF).

Cobalt – Tightness looms for the new 100,000 tonne market

Author:Edward SpencerDate:15 September 2016

Global demand for refined cobalt will exceed the 100 kt mark for the first time next year and could exceed 150 kt by 2025.

Metallurgical Coal price rally: will Chinese production controls continue?

Author:Stephen DuckDate:14 September 2016

Metallurgical coal is the star-performing commodity of the year so far. The premium hard coking coal spot price is up 108% since the start of the year and the highest level since February 2013.

South and Central American metallic wire and cable demand falling short of expectations, at least for now

Author:Robert EdwardsDate:01 September 2016

South and Central American metallic wire and cable production was over half a million tonnes in 2015, but has fallen by about 10% this year, due to the weak Brazilian economy.

Chinese domestic price rises outpace demand

Author:Richard LuDate:24 August 2016

Tight supply and low inventory buoying domestic prices. The rising trend has outpaced increases in steelmaking raw material input prices.

Chinese domestic price rises outpace demand

Author:Richard LuDate:24 August 2016

Tight supply and low inventory buoying domestic prices. The rising trend has outpaced increases in steelmaking raw material input prices.

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