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    Extruder fears boost US ali billet upcharge

    Apr 20, 2018

    The 6063 aluminium extrusion billet upcharge hit an all-time high in the United States this past week, coinciding with concerns among extruders regarding their ability to continue operating in the wake of sanctions against Russia. More »

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    HRC index wobbles; 232 celebrates anniversary

    Apr 20, 2018

    Hot-rolled coil prices have dipped below $43 per hundredweight ($860 per ton) as market participants wait to see whether a recent round of mill price increases will gain traction. More »

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    ISRI: Market upbeat despite uncertainty

    Apr 20, 2018

    The mood at this year's Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries convention and exposition was upbeat, though drastic shifts in trade policies combined with transportation challenges in the domestic market have left the industry carefully navigating uncharted territory. More »

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    Rusal exec leaves; US, Swiss offices uneasy

    Apr 20, 2018

    Marketing director Alex Tattersall has left UC Rusal's subsidiary in Zug, Switzerland, where uncertainty is high following sanctions imposed by the US Treasury Department, well-informed sources said. More »

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    HSS buyers balk at hikes, but still purchasing

    Apr 20, 2018

    Structural tubing buyers in the United States are starting to speak up more about their displeasure with five months of price increases, driven by President Donald Trump's Section 232 actions. More »

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    US plate prices soar, margins wide: SSAB

    Apr 20, 2018

    Plate prices in the United States have soared some $200 per ton thus far in 2018 but are expected to be stable in the second quarter, executives at Swedish steelmaker SSAB said during an earnings presentation on Friday April 20. More »

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    Supply gap transforms alumina landscape

    Apr 20, 2018

    The alumina supply landscape has transformed over the past three years but has been brought into focus of late as a result of a severe shortage of prompt and conveniently-located units. More »

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    Scrap wrap: Bulk, containerized prices diverge

    Apr 20, 2018

    Ferrous scrap prices in the bulk sector dipped during the working week ended Friday April 20 due to downward pressure from Turkish import prices, which fell midweek in several trades for material from the United States and the Baltic Sea. More »

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    232 duties on Japan steel ‘unconscionable’

    Apr 20, 2018

    Japanese steelmakers are livid that they have not been exempted from the Trump administration’s Section 232 tariffs on steel imports into the United States. More »

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    SMS lands first EU mill services contract

    Apr 20, 2018

    Scrap Metal Services LLC (SMS) has been awarded its first mill services contract in Europe, allowing the company to expand its reach beyond the United States and Mexico. More »

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    Russia requests WTO consultation on 232

    Apr 20, 2018

    Russia wants to join China and other nations in lodging a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States’ Section 232 tariffs and quotas against imported steel and aluminium. More »

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    Cliffs raises iron ore guidance on steel surge

    Apr 20, 2018

    Cleveland-Cliffs' iron ore segment in the United States registered a strong performance in the first quarter, driven by robust consumer demand and elevated steel prices that are expected to last through the remainder of the year. More »

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    Video: Metals volatile as tensions rise

    Apr 20, 2018

    Correspondent Dalton Barker recaps the week in the non-ferrous markets. More »

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    Global ferro-alloys pricing on April 20

    Apr 20, 2018

    The latest ferro-alloy prices as reported by American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin price reporters. More »

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