Analysis

Latest: Monthly Market Snapshot: September 2017

CRU Subscriber Content
28 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Global
 | Topic: 
Prices, Demand, Economic

The Monthly Market Snapshot is an overview of raw materials price developments and economic indicators that impact wire and cable. The Snapshot is published at the end of each month and features copper, aluminium and oil prices, a polymer index as well as our metallic Cable Index and currency developments.

Markets: China 9M 2017 cable consumption steady but slower

CRU Subscriber Content
28 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (China)
 | Topic: 
Demand, Production, Economic

This month we are introducing a section specifically on China, as we have removed China from our Rest of the World figures. We shall therefore cover China separately from now onwards and it will no longer form data in our Rest of the World tables.

Prices: Copper down, aluminium, steel and PE up

CRU Subscriber Content
28 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Global
 | Topic: 
Prices

CRU's Cable Index for September saw a decline in copper conductor cables of between 8-10 index points, while aluminium conductor cables either remained stable or rose by 2 index points. Indices for copper conductor cables with steel armouring experienced the smallest decrease, while aluminium armoured cable indices saw the highest increase.

Markets: US & Canada do well in H1 2017; Mexico stalls

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20 Jul 2017
 | Region: 
North America (Canada, Mexico, USA)
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The US and Canada performed quite well in H1 2017, with copper wirerod used in wire and cable production up 2.5% and 5.1%, respectively. However, compared to last year, demand in Mexico slowed down completely, growing only at 0.1%.

Monthly Market Snapshot: July 2017

CRU Subscriber Content
20 Jul 2017
 | Region: 
Global
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The Monthly Market Snapshot is an overview of raw materials price developments and economic indicators that impact wire and cable. The Snapshot is published at the end of each month and features copper, aluminium and oil prices, a polymer index as well as our metallic Cable Index and currency developments.

Monthly Market Snapshot: June 2017

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29 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Global
 | Topic: 

The Monthly Market Snapshot is an overview of raw materials price developments and economic indicators that impact wire and cable. The Snapshot is published at the end of each month and features copper, aluminium and oil prices, a polymer index as well as our metallic Cable Index and currency developments.

Prices: Copper conductor cables up, aluminium down

CRU Subscriber Content
29 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Global
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Copper and aluminium conductor cables moved in separate directions in June, mainly on a rise in copper and a fall in aluminium prices. All other raw materials (steel, PVC and LLDPE) covered in CRU's Cable Index remained the same.

Markets: Japan, Korea & Taiwan show improvement

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28 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan)
 | Topic: 
Demand, Economic

There has been an improvement in copper wirerod used in wire and cable production in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, with a collective growth of 3.5% y/y for H1 2017. Most of the growth was seen in South Korea, with a rise of 9.5% y/y to 229,000 tonnes of copper conductor, followed by Taiwan with an increase of 2.0% to 143,000 tonnes. Japan recorded the lowest increase over H1 2017, up only 0.3% y/y to 339,000 tonnes of copper conductor.

Monthly Market Snapshot: May 2017

CRU Subscriber Content
26 May 2017
 | Region: 
Global
 | Topic: 
Prices, Trade, Demand, Economic

The Monthly Market Snapshot is an overview of raw materials price developments and economic indicators that impact wire and cable. The Snapshot is published at the end of each month and features copper, aluminium and oil prices, a polymer index as well as our metallic Cable Index and currency developments.