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What’s happening in global scrap markets today?

A surge in recycling capacity in the US aluminium industry is coming in the next few years while for now it continues to meet most of its primary aluminium needs from Canada.

Fastmarkets invited feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for its International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)-audited ferrous scrap materials, via an open consultation process between April 4 and May 6, 2024. This consultation was done as part of our published annual methodology review process.

The copper market is facing a historical moment with Chinese smelters now paying premiums for raw material copper concentrate while selling their finished product at a discount, but participants point to easing concentrate demand in the second quarter as supportive for the market

Here are the four key takeaways from the US scrap market participants in our May survey

Ferrous scrap could serve as a linchpin in decarbonizing both the steel and shipping sectors in South Korea, particularly in the short term, while waiting for emerging technologies such as hydrogen-based direct-reduced iron to be commercialized, Fastmarkets heard at a seminar on green steel and circularity

Singapore-based lithium-ion battery recycling company Green Li-ion has launched its first commercial-scale installation to produce battery-grade cathode and anode materials from black mass and cathode powder – the first of its kind in North America

Fastmarkets launched a suite of CIF India aluminium scrap prices on Wednesday April 17.

After a consultation period, Fastmarkets has amended the publishing frequency of the Pakistan shredded steel scrap import index from weekly to twice per week.

Indian imports of aluminium scrap have been rising consistently in recent years, creating significant demand among market participants for more transparent, comprehensive CIF India pricing.

Fastmarkets will amend the frequency of its price assessments for MB-STE-0879 Steel scrap H2 Japan origin import, cfr South Korea and MB-STE-0880 Steel scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20) deep-sea origin import, cfr South Korea on Friday April 12.