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December, 2018

Newsletter – January 2019

January pricing will address annual increases and Chinese tariffs.

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November, 2018

Newsletter – December 2018

Copper and Zinc continue to trade in a narrow range waiting for some economic news to move them lower or higher.

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October, 2018

NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2018

The 10% tariff on Chinese chemicals enacted in September is beginning to take effect.

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September, 2018

Newsletter – October 2018

We go into the fourth quarter with 10% tariffs on many inorganic chemicals from China through December.

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August, 2018

Newsletter – September 2018

Lots of concern on the impact of tariffs against China. The latest proposed round hit inorganic chemicals. Click here for the updated; Tariff List Whether they are short term or long term is anyone’s guess.

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July, 2018

Newsletter – August 2018

Copper and Zinc dropped early in July as concerns over tariffs put a brake on the metal prices. This is a good example how daily and weekly changes can be impacted more by the news of the day rather than supply and demand.

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June, 2018

Newsletter – July 2018

Copper metal shot up the first week of June with news workers at a copper mine could strike.

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May, 2018

Newsletter – June 2018

It seems like every year we say the year is flying by.

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May, 2018

NEWSLETTER – MAY 2018

Where is the price of copper going? After a day this month when copper dropped the commentary was, “Copper prices weakened as investors took profits after economic data showed a slowing in the Chinese economy and the dollar strengthening”.

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April, 2018

Newsletter – APRIL 2018

Zinc metal decreased in March and that will directly impact Zinc Oxide prices.

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February, 2018

Newsletter – March 2018

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd March 2018 WHAT’S NEW The metals remain strong. Zinc is now at an eleven-year high. We haven’t seen any discussion that this trend up is going to stop. This impacts Zinc Sulfate and …

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January, 2018

Newsletter – February 2018

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd February 2018 WHAT’S NEW The year starts off with high carrier freight rates and a shortage of trucks to cover loads. This has been reported recently as ELD kicks in. The higher frei …

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December, 2017

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2018

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd January 2018 WHAT’S NEW Copper has risen over 25% since last year at this time. Further strengthening could occur. The first quarter tends to see prices rising as manufacturing causes dema …

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November, 2017

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd December 2017 WHAT’S NEW Copper Sulfate and Zinc Sulfate remain at the high levels that they attained the second half of 2017. Copper metal and zinc metal have had high demand while supp …

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October, 2017

NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd November 2017 WHAT’S NEW After a quiet September in the copper market, October quickly rose 10%. Reports of high demand in China along with lower copper metal inventories shot t …

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September, 2017

NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd October 2017 WHAT’S NEW First, we battle Hurricane Harvey along with many of our customers and then we see Hurricane Irma create havoc throughout the southeast impacting additional c …

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August, 2017

NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd September 2017 WHAT’S NEW Chem One is open! We would like to thank our customers and suppliers for their thoughts and prayers during the flooding event in the Houston area. We’ve al …

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July, 2017

NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd August 2017 WHAT’S NEW As we noted last month the Chinese government tightening environmental regulations and auditing facilities is causing prices on regulated products to increase. …

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July, 2017

NEWSLETTER – JULY 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd July 2017 WHAT’S NEW Copper metal has remained stable keeping Copper Sulfate prices stable. The supply level of pure copper has declined, but low industrial demand for copper has off …

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June, 2017

NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd June 2017 WHAT’S NEW Prices have stabilized across all of our dry commodity chemicals. China remains an origin that could increase due to plant closures caused by environmental conce …

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May, 2017

NEWSLETTER – MAY 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd May 2017 WHAT’S NEW We had a quiet metals market during April. Copper has been range bound. This has kept Copper Sulfate prices stable. The supplies of larger sizes have been the is …

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April, 2017

NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2017

Chem One Newsletter Chem One Ltd April 2017 WHAT’S NEW We are bringing in an additional source of Aluminum Sulfate. We currently have the following: Aluminum Sulfate Standard and Iron Free Granular from Mexico. T …

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March, 2017

NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2017

Copper metal prices reached a two year high sending Copper Sulfate prices higher. A copper mine strike in Chile supported higher prices however traders are taking some profits at these higher levels. With consumer confidence high we would expect copp …

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February, 2017

NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2017

Copper recently reached the highest level since June of 2015. News out of Washington of up to $1 trillion in infrastructure spending led the recent surge. Late 2016 the industry was projecting a surplus of copper for 2017. The new forecast with proje …

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January, 2017

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2017

The copper metal market stabilized after a significant run up in November following news from China that demand was stronger than expected, supply was tighter than expected, and optimism that demand would be strong in the US due to infrastructure spending.

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November, 2016

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016

In November copper metal increased the most during the week of November 7 than any week since 1980.

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November, 2016

NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2016

The Hanjin bankruptcy is still causing problems in the shipping market. The hopes of a merger with another shipping line or a bailout from the Korean government are dashed and will not happen.

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October, 2016

NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2016

On August 31, 2016 Korean shipping line Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection in the Seoul Central District Court and requested the courts to freeze their assets after losing support from banks.

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September, 2016

NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2016

The zinc market remains as the one metal that has been bullish. We have held Zinc Suflate prices stable and we are well into our early fill program including extended credit terms. Call for details.

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