Posts in Market Stats and Closures

Japan May Copper Cable Shipments up 5.9 pct yr/yr

June 22, 2012

Japanese copper wire and cable shipments rose 5.9 percent from a year earlier to an estimated52,600 tonnes in May, helped by a strong reco... (more)

Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing in the US Industry

June 20, 2012

The Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing industry experienced a few broken connections over ... (more)

US Wire Rod Prices to Drop in Tandem with Scrap

June 12, 2012

Wire rod prices appeared to be trending downward in tandem with scrap tags, with market sources left to question how low they might ultima... (more)

Steel Sector Boost in China Due to Government Stimulus

June 12, 2012

The main thrust of the recently announced stimulus package includes several items which will favour the steel industry. There are plans to... (more)

Industry Statistics Reveal Increasing Domestic Demand, Production And Consumption For Aluminum

June 11, 2012

Preliminary estimates of total aluminum demand in the United States and Canadafor the first quarter o... (more)

Production at Chinese Copper Fabricators Slowing: Beijing Research Reports

May 23, 2012

Production at Chinese copper fabricators has slowed this year due to higher costs and financing issues, a... (more)

France Steel Product Export Value up 3 Percent in First Quarter

May 16, 2012

According to the statistics released by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, in the Q1 of this year France's basic steel ... (more)

N.America Wire Makers Buy Foreign Rod on Alma Outage

April 26, 2012

North American cable and wire producers are buying more aluminum rod abroad at higher premiums due to production problems ... (more)