IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 22

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 22 that are worth another look.

The heads of several steel industry associations in the United States remained divided on the effectiveness of the Section 232 tariffs on US steel imports but found some common ground on the subject of the yet to be signed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Global base metals producer Nyrstar announced late on Tuesday January 22 that it had been subjected to a cyberattack that has compromised its email communications and other IT systems.

Brazilian steel producers have passed on an increase of 20-25% in flat steel prices to automotive manufacturers in their latest annual contracts, Carlos Loureiro, president of national flat steel association Inda, said.

The Fanya Exchange will auction 34.64 tonnes of indium stocks it holds in its warehouse at the end of the month, market sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday January 22.

Global primary aluminium production totaled 55 million tonnes in December, an increase of 1.8% year on year, figures released by the International Aluminium Institute on January 21 show.

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Fastmarkets proposes to extend the shipment window of its alumina index inferred, fob Brazil, to allow for greater inclusion of reported liquidity, and to increase the frequency of publication to weekly.
Following a month-long consultation period, Fastmarkets has amended the methodology for the bi-weekly assessment of the aluminium P1020A main Japanese ports (MJP) spot premium, to include domestic tenders and deals from the Japanese market.
Fastmarkets proposes to discontinue its ferrous scrap consumer buying price for cast iron borings in Pittsburgh due to a lack of liquidity.
Fastmarkets is proposing a realignment of its consumer buying price for ferrous scrap No1 busheling in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, effective from the May 2023 monthly settlement.
A drive by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers to improve the affordability of their cars may upend an expectation by some market observers that future EV dominance of automotive production will sharply reduce demand for special bar quality (SBQ) steel
The publication of Fastmarkets’ US rebar prices took place earlier than scheduled on Wednesday March 22 due to a reviewer error.
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