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Table of Contents

Apr 12, 2022 | 02:47 PM |

Cover profile interview with Jeremy Flack about steel and metals distribution, price risk management and being an entrepreneur; China’s tightening grip on iron ore supplies; India’s expansion in steel and iron ore; New plant orders for the latest technology; Copper market trends and developments; Argentina encourages new lithium mining projects; Opportunities for commodity traders in lithium; Graphite prices rise; Artificial intelligence and machine learning extend their reach; Automotive and EV trends.


Cover story

Jeremy Flack describes the benefits of price risk management for the steel sector


Steel and iron ore

China aims to tighten its grip on iron ore supplies

A spotlight on China’s efforts to secure supplies and limit price volatility


Multiple objectives for India’s steel producers

A buoyant steel industry in India is encouraging the nation’s steel expansion plans



New plant orders

A list of recently placed international plant orders for the latest technology


Market Spotlight

Global copper market drivers push and pull

Multiple drivers are pushing and pulling copper supply and demand



Argentina encourages lithium projects to meet high demand

A bullish outlook for lithium encourages Argentina to support new projects


Opportunity knocks for traders

The rebound in demand for lithium is creating an attractive market environment for commodity traders



Graphite prices rise

Increasing demand for electrodes has seen their and graphite’s prices rise


Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence extends its range

The combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning is delivering ever more benefits


End-user spotlight

As vehicle sales recover, EVs accelerate their share

Electric vehicles are increasing their share of new sales


News and analysis


Covid and conflict drive volatility


Non-ferrous news review

A summary of recent key developments in the international non-ferrous industries


Steel news review

A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors


Base metals and steel analysis

Fastmarkets research analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


Latest Pricing Trends Year Over Year