LIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/09: LME nickel price consolidates lower following fresh inflow; copper holds above $5,800/t

The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower during morning trading on Friday September 6, with upward momentum tempered by a fresh inflow of some 1,100 tonnes, while copper futures continued to find support above the $5,800-per-tonne support level. Recently trading at around $17,405 per tonne, nickel futures remain in a downtrend…

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US secondary aluminium alloy prices, Nasaac sink

Secondary aluminium alloy prices fell across the board on Thursday September 5 due to diminishing demand in the United States, with the London Metal Exchange’s North American special aluminium alloy contract (Nasaac) also tumbling to a more than 10-year low. Fastmarkets’ assessment for aluminium alloy A380.1, delivered Midwest, was at 63-67 cents per lb on September…

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USITC Keeps AD & CVD on Circular Welded Steel Line Pipe Imports from China

The US International Trade Commission has determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing…

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EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices unchanged as poor demand counters high nickel costs

Stainless steel flat product prices in Europe remained unchanged this week with poor demand countering the effect of high nickel prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday September 6. Fastmarkets’ price assessment for stainless steel cold-rolled sheet, 2mm, grade-304, transaction domestic, delivered North Europe, was €2,300-2,350 ($2,539-2,594) per tonne on Wednesday, unchanged week on week. Distributors…

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