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No real respite from falling prices

This report in the previous issue wondered if the gloom across the industry, as indicated by prices for recovered fibre,…

Nickel prices stabilise amid rising supply, cooling demand

Although nickel price volatility has been relatively restrained as of late, nickel and stainless steel markets continue to be impacted…

Non-ferrous update: prices cool as economies weaken

Increasing uncertainty amid soaring energy costs and rising inflation rates dampen investor’ enthusiasm. Metal markets have been increasingly characterised by…

Prices settle as sentiment deteriorates

As the LME launches a review of the market chaos in March, production dips in most major economies. LME nickel…

Price link between prime and secondary uncoupled

Brands’ commitment to using recycled content in packaging boosts demand while investors are increasingly attracted to chemical recycling. The plastics…

Plastic prices still high but trade issues remain

Recyclers face triple challenge of regulation, regional variation in prices and high freight costs. The recycling of plastic – and…

Non-ferrous scrap prices rise in uncertain times

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Covid infections cloud future prospects of strong secondary material markets. Few commodity markets have been…

Regulators quiz LME over nickel price chaos

The governance, market oversight and risk management of the London Metal Exchange is being reviewed by the UK’s Financial Conduct…

Scrap prices buoyant as prime costs soar

Availability of secondary materials in Europe a concern as more converters seek recycled content for packaging. Read the full market…

Nickel & stainless steel: supply worries drive prices higher

Russia produces 9% of mined nickel and 6% of refined nickel so international measures in response to the invasion of…

EU warned over consequences of high electricity prices on non-ferrous sector

Non-ferrous metals producers and recyclers in Europe have warned the EU of the danger of continued high electricity prices and…