The company shipped 532,335t of ilmenite concentrate to customers last year, up from 422,041t in 2015.New York, 25 May (Argus) — Renewed steel mill and cored wire demand lifted North American ferro-titanium prices in the latest week.Houston, 4 May (Argus) — Vancouver-based copper producer Taseko Mines continues to focus on reducing costs at its flagship Gibraltar mine as it benefits from higher metal prices and a weak Canadian dollar.Pittsburgh, 15 May (Argus) — US service center shipments of steel declined by 4.2pc in April from a year earlier while inventories fell by 6pc.New York, 19 May (Argus) — US silicon metal prices were flat in the latest week amid steady demand from aluminum alloy producers.The price increase was effective immediately for all new spot orders.This comes after January industrial output broke a run of 34 consecutive months o Read more.Houston, 29 March (Argus) — The Comex copper price edged higher Wednesday as crude traded higher and the US dollar index was near a four-month low.A mineral resource of 92.3mn t grading 0.6pc lithium oxide and 0.02pc tin makes it one of the biggest lithium discoveries in Europe.
There was a standoff between suppliers and mills despite a growing consensus among traders that the Turkish scrap import Read more.Houston, 17 May (Argus) — US copper cathode premiums were unchanged as muted demand in the domestic spot market has kept premiums near their lows for the year.Stocks fell sharply as a result of renewed buying from ferro-chrome smelters after major stainless Read more.New York, 11 May (Argus) — A lack of buying interest dragged down US seaborne coking coal prices this week.Houston, 26 April (Argus) — Stainless steel scrap processor buying prices held steady amid positive indications for May orders.Sao Paulo, 8 June (Argus) — Brazilian ferro-niobium exports in May rose by 2.8pc from a year earlier to 6,529t.It could develop the Western Australia project as a stand-alone cobalt project or as a nick Read more.
Corrects headline to FeSi Perth, 28 April (Argus) — Australia-listed ferro alloy producer OM Holdings achieved record ferro-silicon sales in the March quarter and expects to complete the modification of four furnaces to produce manganese alloys by the middle of this year.Johannesburg, 12 April (Argus) — Australian base and precious metals producer Independence Group expects to reach nameplate capacity at its Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in Western Australia in the September quarter, a year earlier than indicated in the project feasibility study.The long-term outlook has been aided by recent trade cases but is still subject to volatility which has prevented the restart, AK Stee Read more.Steel producers consumed 24.5mn t of scrap from January through June this year, from 26mn t in the same period last year, according to data co Read more.London, 11 April (Argus) — Chinese domestic billet and hot-rolled coil (HRC) prices fell further today, as slow sales persisted across all major steel grades.US Antimony produced 201,814lbs (91.5t) of antimony metal in April, down from 349,224lbs a year earlier.Houston, 21 April (Argus) — US steelmakers Nucor and Steel Dynamics (SDI) in earnings calls this week both reiterated the importance of Mexico despite uncertainty surrounding US policy in the region.
Domestic suppliers pushed for higher offers early in th Read more.A completed scoping study supports the case for an initial 30-year mine life based on a mineral resour Read more.The USITC determined that a US industry is materially inju Read more.
Lower stocks are the result of fewer shipments and stronger demand from zirconium manufacturers.Houston, 3 May (Argus) — WTI futures pared gains today after the US reported a smaller-than-expected draw in domestic crude stocks, but prices still ended the session slightly higher.Johannesburg, 3 April (Argus) — Johannesburg and Sydney-listed lithium developer Tawana Resources aims to become a globally significant tantalum producer from its Bald Hill mine in Western Australia.New York, 26 May (Argus) — US silicon metal prices traded flat in the latest week amid firm aluminum alloy demand.And prices continued rising today, despite slowing transaction activity.
Pittsburgh, 28 April (Argus) — Olympic Steel shipped more carbon and specialty steel in the first quarter at higher prices compared to the same year-earlier period amid broad-based demand improvements.Germanium Germanium exports reached 3,066kg in March 2017, up by 383 Read more.Houston, 24 April (Argus) — Premiums for US special high-grade zinc were down marginally amid tepid demand and an ongoing strike at Quebec zinc refinery CEZinc.Low spot buying interest ahead of the public holiday on 29 May pushed indium prices lower.
Houston, 10 November (Argus) — US domestic iron ore shipments decreased to 4.7mn t in June, down from 5.9mn t a year earlier amid production shut downs and low prices.London, 3 April (Argus) — Global production of manganese metal in February dipped from a record high amid lower Chinese production, data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) show.Johannesburg, 23 May (Argus) — South Australia-based metals developer Thor Mining has upgraded the mineral resource at its Pilot Mountain tungsten project in the US state of Nevada.Production totalled 8.25mn t in the first three months of the year, up by just 1pc fro Read more.
Vehicle sales for the first five months of the year rose 4.8pc from the prior-year period to 615,641 units, the Mexican Association fo Read more.Houston, 18 May (Argus) — Smelter-grade aluminum scrap prices fell Thursday as alloy producers reduced bids in preparation for a seasonal slowdown in contract business from the US automotive sector.Environmental inspections will take place in Liaoning and Jilin province, where a lot of smaller molybdenum producers are located.
New York, 9 June (Argus) — Illinois-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) praised the decision to overturn the conflict minerals rule by the US House of Representatives and urged the Senate to follow suit.London, 28 March (Argus) — The mood at the Irepas steel conference in Budapest this week was largely optimistic.CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL INFORMATION 4.1 CHEMICAL IDENTITY Copper is the first element of Group IB of the periodic table and displays four oxidation states.London, 20 April (Argus) — Copper and nickel output at Brazilian mining company Vale fell in the first quarter because a furnace was shut down at its Sudbury mine in Canada, the company said today.Sao Paulo, 9 June (Argus) — Chilean lawmakers will consider proposals to create a state run company to exploit lithium and develop an industry in the country.Argus- assessed buying prices for single loads of 304 scrap solids traded at 55-56 Read more.Low volatile coking coal for delivery in the prompt 90 days fob Hampton Roads, Virginia, jump Read more.Houston, 6 April (Argus) — Schnitzer Steel Industries shipped 3.3pc less steel in the second quarter from a year earlier.Johannesburg, 8 June (Argus) — South Australia-based PNX Metals has produced first test concentrate at its Hayes Creek zinc project in the Northern Territory and is on track to complete a pre-feasibility study within the next few months.
Houston, 6 June (Argus) — Stainless steel scrap processor buying prices fell to their lowest levels Tuesday since November 2016 amid weaker raw material prices and soft consumer demand for July.In a monthly update released today the producer said a continued decline in steel prices would impact financial performance gradually developing in Read more.London, 16 March (Argus) — Billet prices retreated today in China following a steady rise since the beginning of March, having reached a three-year high yesterday.Johannesburg, 14 March (Argus) — South African platinum group metals explorer and chrome producer Bauba Platinum is on track to produce 105,000t of chrome from its open cast Moejelijk mine in its fiscal second half to 30 June.Output for the quarter fell to 5,048t from 6,024t in th Read more.Output totalled 541t, a 31pc increase on the 413t produced a year earlier.
The company sold 1.69mn long tons (lt) of ferrous scrap in its first half of the year Read more.SDI shipped 2.5mn net tons (nt) (2.3mn metric tonnes) o Read more.
Production by the Arizona-based company, a majority-owned indirect subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, fell by Read more.Houston, 7 June (Argus) — Global steelmaker ArcelorMittal has completed the construction of a new finishing line at its bar mill in Quebec province, Canada.Houston, 6 April (Argus) — Portland-based steel manufacturer and recycler Schnitzer sold 9pc more ferrous scrap and 10pc more nonferrous scrap in the first half of its fiscal year from a year earlier.Houston, 3 April (Argus) — Strong demand for secondary ingot in both the UK and the European continent pushed most alloy prices higher in the latest week.Firm demand from Turkish mills resulted in European suppliers achieving slightly higher prices for car Read more.Industrial production in April was up 0.6pc against March after falling nearly every month for the Read more.New York, 23 March (Argus) — Prices of US seaborne coking coal fell slightly in the latest week as buying remained at a standstill and more capacity came on line.New York, 10 May (Argus) — South Carolina-based electronic component manufacturer Kemet raised revenues for the fiscal year by 3.1pc following the acquisition of NEC Tokin in late February.