Posted on 17/12/2012 in category Non-Ferrous

BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals - December 2012

Productive year for our Division

As if seeking redemption for providing us a lackluster year, metals prices have shown good strength in the approach to year’s end. While fiscal instability and low interest costs have attracted some to invest in metals again, anticipated improvement in some economies has also been a contributor to the rise in prices.

It has been a productive year for the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division. We have made some inroads into assisting our members with guidance on handling thefts from containers; we had two very well-attended and well-received programs at our Conventions; and we expanded international representation on our board in order to provide our members with a broader-based knowledge of the world’s non-ferrous scrap trade.

We initiated a study on the international movement of copper and aluminum around the world, and again our board members addressed several conferences on our sector held in a number of locations around the world.

I wish you all the very best for 2013, and thank you all for your participation in the Non-Ferrous Metals Division of BIR. We look forward to working with you all in the coming year.

Robert Stein
Alter Trading (USA)
President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division
December 2012

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