Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Operating rates Wire and cable
Jiangsu likely to cut steel capacity by 34% in winter

Jiangsu has required mills in heavy industry to cut emissions by 30% or 50% from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019

Smm Insight

11:55:20AM Oct 26, 2018

Winter cuts Steel
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Sep

This is a roundup of China’s base metals output in Sep, researched by SMM

Smm Insight

07:21:11PM Oct 12, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Lead Zinc Tin
LME Week: Chinese infrastructure to accelerate in H2 2018, SMM says

Infrastructure construction will grow as Beijing has been loosening policies in the face of potential impact from the trade war

Feature

01:38:29PM Oct 09, 2018

LME Week
SMM Tin Summit: China's economic slowdown to continue

The slowdown in China’s economic growth is likely to continue, said Liang Zhonghua, senior macro strategist at Zhongtai Securities

Smm Insight

05:17:53PM Aug 30, 2018

SMM Tin Summit
Guangdong's stricter grip over pollutant discharge to affect secondary lead smelters

Operations of small secondary lead smelters in Guangdong are likely to be deterred by stricter control on pollutant discharge

Industry News

05:24:47PM Aug 09, 2018

Government policy Environmental protection drive Secondary lead
Latest Chinese tariffs to affect copper scrap imports from US

China’s latest 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US goods starting Aug 23 are expected to deter copper scrap imports

Smm Insight

01:27:30PM Aug 09, 2018

Trade war Tradeflow Copper
Tight supply, greater demand slows decline in battery scrap prices

Output resumption from environmental suspensions grew demand while stricter controls of waste disposal tightened supplies

Smm Insight

03:04:18PM Aug 02, 2018

Market commentary Lead Battery scrap
Secondary aluminium operating rate extends decline in Jun

Operating rate dropped in Jun on a seasonal lull, environmental probes and stricter limits on scrap imports

Smm Insight

10:20:07AM Jul 13, 2018

operating rates secondary aluminium
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Wire and cable
Jiangsu likely to cut steel capacity by 34% in winter

Jiangsu likely to cut steel capacity by 34% in winter

Jiangsu has required mills in heavy industry to cut emissions by 30% or 50% from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019

11:55:20AM Oct 26, 2018

Smm Insight

Winter cuts Steel
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Sep

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Sep

This is a roundup of China’s base metals output in Sep, researched by SMM

07:21:11PM Oct 12, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Lead Zinc Tin
LME Week: Chinese infrastructure to accelerate in H2 2018, SMM says

LME Week: Chinese infrastructure to accelerate in H2 2018, SMM says

Infrastructure construction will grow as Beijing has been loosening policies in the face of potential impact from the trade war

01:38:29PM Oct 09, 2018

Feature

LME Week
SMM Tin Summit: China's economic slowdown to continue

SMM Tin Summit: China's economic slowdown to continue

The slowdown in China’s economic growth is likely to continue, said Liang Zhonghua, senior macro strategist at Zhongtai Securities

05:17:53PM Aug 30, 2018

Smm Insight

SMM Tin Summit
Guangdong's stricter grip over pollutant discharge to affect secondary lead smelters

Guangdong's stricter grip over pollutant discharge to affect secondary lead smelters

Operations of small secondary lead smelters in Guangdong are likely to be deterred by stricter control on pollutant discharge

05:24:47PM Aug 09, 2018

Industry News

Government policy Environmental protection drive Secondary lead
Latest Chinese tariffs to affect copper scrap imports from US

Latest Chinese tariffs to affect copper scrap imports from US

China’s latest 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US goods starting Aug 23 are expected to deter copper scrap imports

01:27:30PM Aug 09, 2018

Smm Insight

Trade war Tradeflow Copper
Tight supply, greater demand slows decline in battery scrap prices

Tight supply, greater demand slows decline in battery scrap prices

Output resumption from environmental suspensions grew demand while stricter controls of waste disposal tightened supplies

03:04:18PM Aug 02, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Lead Battery scrap
Secondary aluminium operating rate extends decline in Jun

Secondary aluminium operating rate extends decline in Jun

Operating rate dropped in Jun on a seasonal lull, environmental probes and stricter limits on scrap imports

10:20:07AM Jul 13, 2018

Smm Insight

operating rates secondary aluminium