|Base Metals||Copper Aluminum Lead Zinc Tin Nickel|
|Minor & Precious Metals||Precious metals Manganese Silicon Cobalt Selenium|
|Scrap & Secondary||Scrap and secondary copper Scrap and secondary aluminum Secondary lead & zinc|
|Steel||Slab Finished steel Crude steel Scrap iron|
|Raw Materials||Ferroalloy Iron ore Coke Scrap steel Pig iron|
|Iron Ore||Spot Price Output Import Volume Export Volume|
|Scrap||Import Volume Export Volume|
|Pig Iron||Output Import Volume Export Volume|
|Finished Steel||Shanghai Output Import Volume Export Volume|
|Ferroalloy||Output Import Volume Export Volume|
|Crude Steel||Output Import Volume Import Volume Export Volume|
|Copper||Refined Copper Yangshan Copper Premium|
|Aluminum||Aluminum ingot Alumina Bauxite ADC12 ZLD102 A356 Prebaked Anode|
|Lead||Lead Ingot TC/RC Secondary Lead Lead Powder Lead-antimony Alloy|
|Nickel||Refined Nickel Laterite Nickel Ore NPI Nickel Powder Nickel Oxide|
|Zinc||#0 Zinc Ingot #1 Zinc Ingot TC/RC Zinc Oxide Zinc alloy|
|Tin||Tin Ingot Tin Concentrate Tin Powder Tin Alloy Solder Bar|
|Rare Earth||Ce Dy Er Eu Gd La Nd Pr Sm Tb Y|
|Minor Metals||Manganese Silicon Minor Metals|
|Precious Metals||Gold Silver Platinum Palladium Ruthenium Rhodium Iridium|
|Scraps||Scrap Copper Scrap Aluminum|
London, 29 October 2013
Global exploration budgets for nonferrous metals across the board is estimated to have fallen by 29% in 2013, according to preliminary results from a new Corporate Exploration Strategies study by SNL Metals Economics Group.
Exploration budgets dropped to US$15.2 billion in 2013 from US$21.5 billion a year earlier, the SNL study found.
Junior exploration budgets fell 39% year over year, with its share of overall exploration falling to 34% from an all-time high of 55% in 2007. "Since early 2012, junior companies have struggled to attract investor interest, and have been forced to rein in spending as their coffers become depleted," SNL said in an Oct. 24 statement.
Exploration budgets for major mining firms, meanwhile, dropped by 24% from 2012 levels, which SNL attributed to higher operating and capital costs, as well as shareholder pressure.
"Although most metals prices remain at or near 10-year averages, higher operating and capital costs, along with pressure from activist shareholders, have required major companies to focus on a return to healthy margins after years of growth-oriented spending," it said.
Still, the study found that mining firms have continued to focus on exploration in medium- and high-risk regions, despite ongoing issues with security, policy, taxation and resource nationalism.
|China Silicon Metal Market Monthly January, 2016
Average Operating Rate at 118 Chinese Silicon Metal Plants Down to 24...
|2015 SMM China (First) Antimony Market Trading Summit
Antimony prices fluctuated wildly in 2015. Prices continued to hit...
Copyright © SMM. All Rights Reserved