Scrap News Global SCRAP REGISTER en-us 2017-02-28T06:28:41+01:00 China starts new crackdown on plastics scrap imports>uploads/news/2017/2/8227163611488108414 The Chinese government plans to launch a new crackdown on imports of plastics scrap as part of a larger campaign against illegal smuggling of “foreign waste” and other products, according to recycling trade associations and Chinese media. Baltic Dry Index rises above 800 points>uploads/news/2017/2/5732531901487844639 The main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange for ships carrying dry bulk commodities rose above 800 points on Wednesday driven by higher cape, panamax and supramax rates. Freeport Indonesia expects dispute over concentration exports ban>uploads/news/2017/2/7032688951487658325 Freeport Indonesia expects a disagreement about the ban on concentrate exports from its Grasberg copper mine to be resolved but reserves the right to commence arbitration to enforce its contract and seek damages. Rusal Aluminum production increase furthur to 7.53 million mt in 2016>uploads/news/2017/2/365941931487654894 Alumina production in Rusal increased about 1.7 percent in 2016 to 7.53 million metric tons from 2015. Taiwan Containerized Scrap import prices climb to above to $250 a ton>uploads/news/2017/2/6002259501487582660 The Taiwanese number increased $6 a ton from last Friday to $251 a ton. Most overseas suppliers of ISRI grade scrap were unwilling to make any offers to Taiwanese mills as they found that the bidding prices from mills were too low for them to consider. Turkish HMS 1/2 80:20 import prices increase further to $272 a ton>uploads/news/2017/2/15452816001487582214 Rapidly improving demand for semi-finished products has spurred scrap demand from the mills. Prices for Turkish rebar have moved up in line with the scrap prices, helping to preserve margins for the mills. US Scrap Gold prices gain; Gold Futures score back to back gains>uploads/news/2017/2/1167899641487337475 United States scrap gold prices gained on Thursday in line with gold futures prices at New York Mercantile Exchange scored back-to-back gains, sending prices to their highest finish in more than three months. India Nickel Scrap prices climb; Nickel Futures up 1.54 percent>uploads/news/2017/2/2481812401487335673 India's major nickel scrap prices climbed on the Scrap Register Price Index as on Thursday, while nickel futures prices at India's Multi Commodity Exchange settled higher as prices seen drop after China's overseas investment weakened. India Brass, Copper Scrap prices stay flat; Copper Futures finish down>uploads/news/2017/2/10029938001487330567 India's major brass and copper scrap prices stayed flat on Thursday, while copper futures prices at India's Multi Commodity Exchange finished down at Rs. 402.05 per kilogram. Baltic Dry Index rises above 700 points>uploads/news/2017/2/16700806031487327902 The main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange for ships carrying dry bulk commodities gained to above 700 points on Thursday led by higher cape and supramax rates.