Apps, Data, & Predictive Models for Metals and Commodities

Measurements and indices of production and storage for refined metals including steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, and other commodities.

MetalSignals

What is Metalsignals?

MetalSignals provides satellite-imagery based data, trends, and analysis for global Aluminum, Copper, Zinc, and Steel production, based on changes in daily, weekly, and monthly growth in metal concentrate and finished product stored outside at hundreds of individual smelters and storage facilities. MetalSignals provides global coverage across six continents and includes major countries such as China, Chile, Russia, USA, Australia, and more.

The MetalSignals web app displays customizable charts and analytics for every location, country, and metal type along with weekly momentum indicators based on changes in satellite supply relative to recent history.

Frequent Updates:

  • MetalSignals daily dataset: updated on a daily basis with > 90% of all observations processed within 48 hours.
  • MetalSignals weekly dataset: updated each Wednesday including all observations processed during the prior week.
  • 1-month and 3 month price and inventory forecasts updated throughout the month.

Sampling and Processing:

  • Frequency of data collection per location ranges from every few days to every few months. Locations can be prioritized for additional collections.
  • Raw unprocessed location-level data is available for quantitative analysis and integration.
  • Aggregated weekly or monthly data is available for out-of-the-box analysis using Kalman Smoothing to impute the data and adjust for missing values.

Customer Types:

  • Commodity traders and investors
  • Equities / Macro traders and investors
  • Corporate metal procurement / supply chain
  • Smelters
  • Treasury managers
  • Storage companies
  • Mining companies

Frequent Updates:

  • MetalSignals daily dataset: updated on a daily basis with > 90% of all observations processed within 48 hours.
  • MetalSignals weekly dataset: updated each Wednesday including all observations processed during the prior week.
  • 1-month and 3 month price and inventory forecasts updated throughout the month.

Sampling and Processing:

  • Frequency of data collection per location ranges from every few days to every few months. Locations can be prioritized for additional collections.
  • Raw unprocessed location-level data is available for quantitative analysis and integration.
  • Aggregated weekly or monthly data is available for out-of-the-box analysis using Kalman Smoothing to impute the data and adjust for missing values.

Customer Types:

  • Commodity traders and investors
  • Equities / Macro traders and investors
  • Corporate metal procurement / supply chain
  • Smelters
  • Treasury managers
  • Storage companies
  • Mining companies

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