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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…

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…

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…

Prices buoyant but global trade remains chaotic

Recyclers are watching developments in India and Malaysia as authorities look to boost the quality of secondary materials. Read the…

Secondary plastic prices ‘detached from virgin’

A marked growth in demand for recycled plastics, with secondary prices no longer dictated by the cost of virgin, is…

Higher prices boost value of US scrap exports

US exports of recycled commodities during the first eight months of 2021 were more than 60% higher than the same period…