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Scrap Metal Market Mid-March 2020 Update: China & Steel Overproduction

In the last Market & Metals post, it was reported that after two consecutive months of increase, scrap steel marginally dropped by 2.4 percent in price on a national level. This figure is largely insignificant now because at the time, the economic effects of the global pandemic that is the coronavirus had not yet fully

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Tesla Effect: Lithium to Lift Commodities

Lithium to Benefit Aluminum, Copper Today, battery-powered vehicles represent only 2% of the consumer market, with lithium demand for batteries at about 175,000 tons annually. Manufacturers including Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan have plans to expand production significantly over the next five years, requiring more lithium, which is concentrated in a handful of locations in Chile,

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Aluminum Use in Vehicles Increasing

Aluminum Use on the Rise To convert vehicles to aluminum, Ford is estimated to spend $1 billion retooling its facilities in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, said Vince Pavlak, a partner advisory at KPMG, who also spoke during the Wednesday session. Later this year, Ford is coming out with the all-aluminum Super Duty truck.1