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The metals and mining markets are constantly changing. Stay connected to the stories driving change across the global metals markets, including the lasting effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy price hikes, trade flow disruptions and the pull of decarbonization targets.

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We’ve got you covered across steel and steel raw materials, scrap and secondary, ores and alloys, base metals, minor metals, industrial minerals markets, including the energy transition. Make sense of what’s happening in your markets and stay one step ahead of the game.

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The publication of Fastmarkets’ US and Brazil pig iron price assessments for Friday Feb 23 were delayed because of an administrative error.

Fastmarkets adjusted its assessments for the stainless steel scrap 430 bundles, solids, consumer buying price, delivered mill Pittsburgh and the stainless steel scrap 409 bundles, solids, consumer buying price, delivered mill Pittsburgh effective Monday February 12.

Manganese, chrome, tungsten and vanadium will be key topics of discussion at Fastmarkets’ upcoming Asia Ferroalloys Conference 2024 in Hong Kong on February 26-28, after appearing on China’s latest list of critical minerals

Lepidolite producers in China have been a major wildcard in the lithium industry of late, with production surging despite its higher cost, energy-intensive nature.

Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for its steel billet import, cfr Manila, $/tonne, assessment, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

Despite auto manufacturers’ clear demand and willingness to pay a premium for green steel, understanding of the product varies widely in the industry, with larger OEMs like Ford, General Motors, and Volvo actively competing for its limited supply

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