May 2016

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES

The following MB non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday May 27:

Magna will build new UK aluminium diecaster

Canadian automotive supplier Magna International will build an aluminium diecasting facility in Telford, UK, to provide cast automotive products chiefly for Jaguar Land Rover.

METAL BULLETIN DAILY PDFs

There will be no Metal Bulletin Daily PDF on Tuesday May 31 because of the UK national holiday on Monday May 30. Daily PDFs will be downloadable again from Wednesday June 1.

Metal industry calls for clarity over producer costs in the EU circular economy package

The European Commission’s (EC) revised circular economy package (CEP) proposals – which includes an action plan and new legislative proposals on waste – risks making producers pay for everything, not just the collection and sorting of packaging, representatives of key metal processors have claimed.

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES

The following MB UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday May 25:

China alumina imports fall in April amid rises in prices

China’s alumina imports fell sharply in April as rises in global prices deterred Chinese buyers.

IN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in April

A summary of China’s base metal imports figures for April.

MB NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES

The following MB non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday May 20:

Aqua Metals forms recycling supply partnership with Interstate Batteries

Aqua Metals has formed a strategic partnership with Interstate Batteries, which includes the supply of over one million automotive and other lead-acid batteries plus a $10 million investment into the California, USA-based company.

Copper sales in Northern Europe get boost from auto sector

Copper cathode producers have enjoyed stronger-than-expected sales to customers in Northern Europe so far this year due to a jump in demand from the automotive sector, market sources told Metal Bulletin.