Tangshan level-II smog alert for Jan 17-19 to affect sintering machines

Sintering machines in steel plants assessed as Categories B and C were required to cut capacity by 50% and 60%

Industry News

02:54:24PM yesterday

Environmental protection drive Steel plants
Hainan province to ban sales of diesel, petrol cars from Mar 1

Hainan aims to eliminate diesel, petrol cars by 2030

Industry News

03:29:28PM Jan 16, 2019

New-energy vehicles Electric vehicles
China to ban new project expansions in steel, cement, flat glass

The effort will consolidate cuts of overcapacity and to upgrade industries

Industry News

01:59:08PM Jan 16, 2019

Government policy Steel Overcapacity cut
Earlier issuance of local bonds to buoy steel market in Q2

The move was to offset weakness in January's exports and in broader economic growth

Industry News

11:44:57AM Jan 16, 2019

Government policy Steel
Expanded losses lower Dec operating rates across silicon plants

Rate fell by 15.6 percentage points from Nov, to 35% in Dec

Data Analysis

03:45:00PM Jan 15, 2019

Operating rates Silicon
Hebei raises steel capacity cuts for 2019

It plans to cut 14 million mt of steel capacity in 2019

Industry News

02:06:25PM Jan 15, 2019

Steel Supply-side reform
US-China trade surplus hit record high in 2018

China's surplus with the US rose 17% from a year ago to hit $323.32 billion in 2018

Data Analysis

03:12:28PM Jan 14, 2019

Tradeflow
Poor demand limits rebound in operating rate across lead-acid battery producers 

Rates at lead-acid battery plants across Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hebei averaged 62.07% in the week ended Jan 11

Data Analysis

11:31:21AM Jan 14, 2019

Operating rates Lead-acid battery
Long-term contract trades cool spot market of blister copper

In spot market as of Friday Jan 11, RCs for domestic blister copper were mostly offered at 1,450-1,650 yuan/mt

Price Review Forecast

05:42:56PM Jan 11, 2019

Market commentary Blister copper Refining charges (RCs)
Lower Jan listed prices by Northern Rare Earth weigh on rare earth prices

SMM expects higher pre-holiday demand to support prices of rare earth products next week

Price Review Forecast

04:16:31PM Jan 11, 2019

Market commentary Rare earth
Tangshan level-II smog alert for Jan 17-19 to affect sintering machines

Tangshan level-II smog alert for Jan 17-19 to affect sintering machines

Sintering machines in steel plants assessed as Categories B and C were required to cut capacity by 50% and 60%

02:54:24PM yesterday

Industry News

Environmental protection drive Steel plants
Hainan province to ban sales of diesel, petrol cars from Mar 1

Hainan province to ban sales of diesel, petrol cars from Mar 1

Hainan aims to eliminate diesel, petrol cars by 2030

03:29:28PM Jan 16, 2019

Industry News

New-energy vehicles Electric vehicles
China to ban new project expansions in steel, cement, flat glass

China to ban new project expansions in steel, cement, flat glass

The effort will consolidate cuts of overcapacity and to upgrade industries

01:59:08PM Jan 16, 2019

Industry News

Government policy Steel Overcapacity cut
Earlier issuance of local bonds to buoy steel market in Q2

Earlier issuance of local bonds to buoy steel market in Q2

The move was to offset weakness in January's exports and in broader economic growth

11:44:57AM Jan 16, 2019

Industry News

Government policy Steel
Expanded losses lower Dec operating rates across silicon plants

Expanded losses lower Dec operating rates across silicon plants

Rate fell by 15.6 percentage points from Nov, to 35% in Dec

03:45:00PM Jan 15, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rates Silicon
Hebei raises steel capacity cuts for 2019

Hebei raises steel capacity cuts for 2019

It plans to cut 14 million mt of steel capacity in 2019

02:06:25PM Jan 15, 2019

Industry News

Steel Supply-side reform
US-China trade surplus hit record high in 2018

US-China trade surplus hit record high in 2018

China's surplus with the US rose 17% from a year ago to hit $323.32 billion in 2018

03:12:28PM Jan 14, 2019

Data Analysis

Tradeflow
Poor demand limits rebound in operating rate across lead-acid battery producers 

Poor demand limits rebound in operating rate across lead-acid battery producers 

Rates at lead-acid battery plants across Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hebei averaged 62.07% in the week ended Jan 11

11:31:21AM Jan 14, 2019

Data Analysis

Operating rates Lead-acid battery
Long-term contract trades cool spot market of blister copper

Long-term contract trades cool spot market of blister copper

In spot market as of Friday Jan 11, RCs for domestic blister copper were mostly offered at 1,450-1,650 yuan/mt

05:42:56PM Jan 11, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Blister copper Refining charges (RCs)
Lower Jan listed prices by Northern Rare Earth weigh on rare earth prices

Lower Jan listed prices by Northern Rare Earth weigh on rare earth prices

SMM expects higher pre-holiday demand to support prices of rare earth products next week

04:16:31PM Jan 11, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Rare earth