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American MetalMarket

Magazine Issue: January 2017


Cover Story


Brighter future
Alf Barrios leads Rio Tinto’s aluminum division forward as he still sees aluminum as one of the growth commodities of the future, especially in a robust North American market filled with both strict competition and strong opportunities.

Columns

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

2017 OUTLOOK: FERROUS SCRAP

2017 OUTLOOK: RAW MATERIALS

2017 OUTLOOK: ALUMINUM

2017 OUTLOOK: SECONDARY ALUMINUM

2017 OUTLOOK: COPPER

2017 OUTLOOK: NICKEL

2017 OUTLOOK: SERVICE CENTERS

MANAGEMENT CORNER

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

IT/TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

THE METRICS SYSTEM

PARTING SHOTS

From the Editor

COMMENT

Features

2017 OUTLOOK: AMM SURVEY

  • Trump card

    A large number of respondents to AMM’s annual survey on the outlook for the metals sector say their business should be better in 2017 than last year, while a slightly smaller number say it will be sometime in 2017 when the U.S. economy recovers significantly from its ruts.

2017 OUTLOOK: FLAT-ROLLED STEEL

2017 OUTLOOK: STEEL TUBE & PIPE

2017 OUTLOOK: IMPORTS/EXPORTS

2017 OUTLOOK: AEROSPACE METALS

2017 OUTLOOK: STAINLESS STEEL

SPECIAL SECTION: MEXICAN STEEL

  • Southernexposure

    The debate over Nafta, which created a large marketplace in North America, has raged among economists and politicians since before its 1994 approval, but overall it has been a relatively beneficial relationship for the steel trade between the U.S. and Mexico, many involved in the industry say.

SPECIAL SECTION: MEXICAN STEEL

  • Automotive speeds up

    Growth in Mexican automaking draws steel imports and production as ambitious plans in the country may clash with imports from U.S. and Asia, all while car producers must analyze variables from fuel economy to safety standards to consumer tastes in size and function.


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