| The company's decline in consolidated sales is justified mainly by the drop in lead and zinc prices compared to the first half of 2015.
| Umicore has announced that revenues in the first half year of 2016 were up by 1% while the recurring EBIT increased by 3%.
| Aluminum rolling and recycling specialist Novelis has announced three new senior executives.
| According to preliminary ICSG data, the refined copper market for April 2016 (excluding the adjustment for changes in China’s bonded stocks) showed an apparent production deficit of around 110,000 metric tonnes (t) mainly due to strong Chinese apparent refined copper demand.
| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new all-time high of 76%, announces APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.
| According to preliminary International Copper Study Group (ICSG) data, the refined copper market for March 2016 (excluding the adjustment for changes in China’s bonded stocks) showed an apparent production deficit of around 40,000 metric tonnes (t). When making seasonal adjustments for world refined production and usage, March showed a similar production deficit.
| Interest in the London Metal Exchange’s scrap and rebar futures is growing faster than expected, LME Business Development Manager Marko Kusigerski told a workshop at the recent BIR World Recycling Convention in Berlin.
| Vehicle airbags constituted “a big issue for the shredder industry to worry about” and merited further scrutiny from the safety perspective, contended BIR Shredder Committee board member George Adams Jr of US-based SA Recycling. “All of us need to be really careful when handling airbags,” he insisted.
| The non-ferrous metals recycling industry should focus on its strengths of sorting, processing and logistics rather than on trying to second-guess price movements, it was argued by European Metal Recycling’s Murat Bayram at the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division meeting in Berlin.
| The UAE Ministry of Economy is discussing possible ways to reduce its export of industrial aluminium, leather and paper waste, so that it may provide raw materials for its own industry.
| According to preliminary International Copper Study Group (ICSG) data, the refined copper market for February 2016 (excluding the adjustment for changes in China’s bonded stocks) showed a small apparent production surplus of around 24,000 metric tonnes (t). When making seasonal adjustments for world refined production and usage, February showed a small production deficit of 23,000 t.
| Novelis reported a net income of $29 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Excluding tax-effected special items, the company reported a net income of $50 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, a 35 percent increase over the prior year period. For the fiscal year 2016, the company recorded a net loss of $38 million. Excluding tax-effected special items, net income was $131 million for the full year.
| Hydro's underlying earnings before financial items and tax declined to NOK 1,501 million in the first quarter, down from NOK 1,566 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
| The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for January 2016 world copper supply and demand in its April 2016 Copper Bulletin.