Basic Metals

Browse Popular Categories

Blog / Basic Metals

Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, October 10, 2017 125

In 2016, the custom roll form products market in the United States amounted to 7.5 billion USD, which stood approx. at the level of the previous year, and was also 1.0 billion USD (or 13%) less than the outset level. 

Basic Metals
Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 02, 2017 140

The steel wire market decreased to 6,458 million USD in 2015, which was 581 million USD (or 8%) less than the year before.

Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, December 21, 2016 333

The global trade in alumina amounted to 12,583 million USD in 2015, showing mild fluctuations over the period under review. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports slightly declined again. Overall, there was an annual increase of 0.7% from 2007 to 2015.

 
Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 14, 2016 497

The global trade in manganese amounted to 843 million USD in 2015, fluctuating wildly over the period under review. A 58% drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports decreased by 25%. They grew for two years after and ended 2015 with a slight decline. Overall, there was an annual decrease of -4.0% from 2007 to 2015.

Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 11, 2016 632

The global trade in ferro-alloys amounted to 20,009 million USD in 2015, fluctuating wildly over the period under review. A plunge in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports decreased again. Exports continued falling for the remainder of the period under review, with the exception of a brief reversal in 2014. Overall, there was an annual decrease of approx. -4% from 2007 to 2015.

Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 07, 2016 371

The global trade in antimony amounted to 133 million USD in 2015, showing tremendous fluctuations over the period under review. A 46% drop in 2009 was followed by a spike above the pre-recession peak in the following year. Exports of antimony continued to increase rapidly for the next two years, until they fell below half of their value in 2013. They continued falling in 2014 and rebounded in 2015. Overall, there was an annual increase of 6.8% from 2007 to 2015.

 
Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 07, 2016 323

The global supplies of arsenic amounted to 14.4 million USD in 2015, exhibiting wild fluctuations over the period under review. Exports of arsenic saw a decline in 2008, which continued into 2009, followed by a spike in 2010.

Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, October 25, 2016 293

The global trade in cadmium and articles thereof amounted to 36.04 million USD in 2015, fluctuating mildly over the period under review. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by a dramatic recovery in 2010, until exports plummeted again in 2011. Export value continued falling over the two years that followed, until the trend reversed to a very modest recovery in 2014. Overall, there was an annual decrease of -11% from 2007 to 2015.

Basic Metals
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, October 21, 2016 753

The global trade in unwrought aluminum amounted to 20,941 million USD in 2015, showing strong fluctuations over the period under review. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports decreased again. Overall, there was an annual decrease of -2.9% from 2007 to 2015.

 
Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, August 24, 2016 500

Despite the growth in the past three years, EU aluminum tubes and fittings exports have yet to reach their pre-crisis levels. Increased deliveries outside of the EU make the largest contribution to export growth, while intra-EU trade has hovered around the same levels in recent years. The U.S., Turkey, and Japan are the key foreign markets. Moreover, shipments to Japan have multiplied over recent years.

Basic Metals
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, August 24, 2016 1108

The countries of the EU area followed the USA's lead at the beginning of August 2016, by imposing an anti-dumping tax on Russian and Chinese cold-rolled steel for a five year term. Chinese companies are now facing an anti-dumping duty rate of 52.7-59.2%, and Russian companies – 18.7%-36.1%. This has caused by Eurofer, the European Steel Association, filed a complaint to the European Commission regarding the introduction of these restrictions.  

Basic Metals
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, August 22, 2016 444

EU-based industrial sector is currently experiencing a slow pace of growth; therefore the expansion prospects for the EU steel tube fittings industry largely depend on foreign market demand. Total EU exports of steel tube fittings have levelled out at 6.3 billion EUR, and attempts at establishing a post-crisis recovery since 2012 have not regained their momentum. The U.S., China, and Korea are the industry's fastest growing foreign markets; supplies to Korea have more than doubled in recent years. 

 
Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, August 11, 2016 556

After a long recovery period, total exports on the alumina market by the EU finally overcame their pre-crisis level and reached a peak of 1,538 million EUR in 2015.

Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, August 11, 2016 773

Total imports on the aluminium bar market within the EU increased steadily over the last three years, amounting to 6,064 million EUR in 2015. Data concerning the EU trade with non-EU countries shows that the EU remains a net importer of aluminium bars, rods and profiles.

Basic Metals
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, August 04, 2016 349

Despite the total EU Member States imports of unwrought and not alloyed zinc reaching their highest volumes in the past seven years, those volumes remain almost at half of their pre-crisis values. A weak attempt at post-crisis recovery exhausted its growth in 2011 and was followed by a period of swinging, which eventually led total imports on the zinc market value to 2,814 million EUR in 2015. Data concerning the EU trade with non-EU countries shows that the EU remains a net importer of zinc.

 
Basic Metals
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 14, 2016 353

The U.S. takes third place in global aluminum sheet, plate, and foil exports with a 12% share (based on USD), following China (19%) and Germany (17%). In 2015, the U.S. exported 4,007 million USD, which was 2% under the previous year's value.

Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, July 05, 2016 250

The U.S. dominates in global imports of steel wire, accounting for a 15% share (based on USD). It was followed by Germany (9%), France (4%), and Japan (4%). In 2015, U.S. steel wire imports totaled 2,503 million USD, which was 1% more than the year before. Imports experienced a drastic fall in 2009, when they dropped by nearly 41%. This was followed by rapid growth over the three years that followed, which lost its momentum in 2013, with imports growing at a weak pace through to 2015.

Basic Metals
Blog, Irina Andreeva, June 29, 2016 230

From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. custom roll form product market showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by growth over the next years, with exception of drops in 2013 and 2015. In 2015, the custom roll form product market amounted to 9,662 million USD.

 

  1   2   3   next >>