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Slump and low oil prices batter sector

Economic impact of coronavirus worldwide strangles demand for scrap with few signs of a relief.  No industry has been spared the…

All quiet after end-of-year price boost

Scrap prices for freight heading to Turkey continued to rise through November and December with the other global markets mirroring…

Lead and zinc price declines hit Recylex’s sales

Lower prices and lower demand are being blamed by the specialist recycler Recylex for a 17% fall in consolidated sales…

Uncertainty for global industry despite nickel price rise

Among the major base metals in 2019, nickel has continued to outperform thanks in part to tighter Indonesian restrictions on…

Low prime prices knock embattled secondary markets

Recyclers searching for new markets because of Asian import restrictions are buffeted by a fall in virgin plastics. Written by…

High supply keeps OCC prices in check

The lowest prices for years and low demand from Asia have prompted stockpiling in the US and a growth in…

Markets lack lustre as short-term concerns weaken prices

None of the leading metals has shone in recent weeks amid continuing political and economic uncertainties. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities have…

Prices more consistent across most markets

Traders saw less erratic price movements in March and April although early increases of US$ 15 were not sustained. Shipment…

Traders giving away OCC as prices plumet

Diverting fibre from China to its Asian neighbours is no longer making business sense for Western exporters struggling to find…

Indian import deadline drives temporary price hike

Exporters cash in as domestic recyclers try to secure more material ahead of August restrictions. Malaysia has also been cracking…

Will rare earth prices increase 50% in the next five years?

The Chinese government has drastically cut backon domestic production of rare earth minerals, according to new data from Adamas Intelligence….