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Non-ferrous metals new price increase in May

Non-ferrous metals: new price increase in May

During May, despite the fluctuating trend in prices, there was a new slight general rise in the prices of base metals.

In detail, copper continues its rise above $ 9868 a ton on the London Metal Exchange (LME), an increase of 7.4% compared to April.

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Green building

Green building materials: wood, steel and aluminum

It is now a fact: the fragile balance that sustains our planet is increasingly compromised by the massive and indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources by humanity. A large part of the current residential buildings, in fact, consume large amounts of energy and are built with polluting materials, which inevitably degrade both the external and internal environment with significant repercussions on human health. The combination of these negative factors has led to the emergence of a new awareness in terms of social responsibility and sustainability.

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Solar panels

Solar thermal and photovoltaic panels: everything you need to know

Over the last few years, solar panels have become increasingly essential elements both for private homes and for companies aware of the importance of the production of clean, efficient and sustainable energy.

Because of the significant changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a growing number of companies and people have decided to adopt a more environmentally responsible approach.

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Car registrations in march 2021

Car registrations up in March, but still below pre-Covid levels

After the negative phase of the first two months of 2021, the European automotive market finally registered a turnaround in March.

According to the statistics of UNRAE, the National Union of Foreign Motor Vehicles, registrations in the European Union were 1,062,446 with a sharp rise of 87.3% compared to the corresponding month of last year, in full lockdown (567,253).

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Non ferrous metals april quotations

Non-ferrous metals: aluminum at its highest for two years in April

The month of April opens with a slight general rise of metal prices. In particular, the aluminum race shows no signs of stopping and is characterized by an increase of 6.5% compared to the previous month, reaching its highest levels in two years at 2,328 dollars a ton (the highest peak remains that of April 19 2018 with 2,597.5 $ / mt).

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Car registrations in february 2021

Car registrations in February: trend still negative

In the wake of the ongoing health emergency that shows no signs of abating, the automotive sector of 2021 has seen a very difficult start.

As we have already seen in January, also in February the final balance of new car registrations is still negative.

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