• News

    • 2017 January 10

      Jeffrey Nichols looks for Gold strength over next few years

      Gold fell while stocks rose since the November election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. However, despite the yellow metal’s recently disappointing performance, the price of gold is likely to zoom much higher in the years ahead, perhaps doubling or even tripling from recent lows by the end of President-elect Trump’s four-year term.

    • 2017 January 05

      China Copper Ore, Concentrate imports via Lianyungang hit all time high

      Chinese copper ore and concentrate imports through the port of Lianyungang hit an all-time high during last year. Copper ore and concentrate imports via Lianyungang were 1.35 million tons in 2016, up 73.65% year-on-year, topping the peak of 1.18 million tonnes last seen in 2013.

    • 2017 January 05

      Commodities and Mining sector may be volatile, sensitive to political events

      Brokerage SP Angel suggests commodities and shares of mining companies may become more volatile and sensitive to political action. Europe offers potential to influence commodity prices perhaps more on the downside. Mining equities are likely to continue to rise albeit in a volatile manner through the year.

    • 2016 December 30

      Can Chinese PMGs demand continue to grow in 2017?

      TDS looks for Chinese auto sales to outperform those in the U.S. and Europe, Dragosits reported. Chinese authorities recently announced an extension of tax incentives that helped 2016 sales.

    • 2016 December 28

      US Silver mine production declines in September

      United States mines produced 96,600 kilograms of silver in September, a 4% decrease compared with August’s revised production and a 16 % increase compared with that in September 2015, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    • 2016 December 22

      Global refined Copper production advances during Jan-Sept

      Global refined production is estimated to have increased by about 3% year-on-year or 510,000 ton during the first nine months of this year including primary copper production was up by 2.5% and secondary production (from scrap) was up by 5.5%, as per the latest figures from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG).

    • 2016 December 20

      China's seaborne Iron Ore price slightly higher in 2017

      China's average seaborne iron ore price in 2017 is estimated to be slightly higher than previous year to over $60/dry mt CFR China, according to the Metallurgical Mines Association of China(MMAC) in Platts report.

    • 2016 December 07

      Iron Ore trading activity picks up in November

      Brazil shipped 31.43 million tons of iron ore in November, up 37% from the 28 million tons exported in the same month a year ago, according to data from the country’s Trade Ministry.

    • 2016 November 23

      Global Zinc surplus reaches 54 kt during Jan-Sept

      Global zinc market has recorded small surplus during January to September of this year. It must be noted that the zinc market had ended in surplus in the whole of 2015, as per the latest figures from the World Bureau of Metal Statistics.

    • 2016 November 23

      Global Tin deficit totals 26.6 kt during Jan-Sept

      Global tin market reported a marginal deficit of 26.6 kt during the first nine months of this year and there were no DLA deliveries during this period, according to the latest figures from World Bureau of Metal Statistics.