American MetalMarket

Magazine Issue: January 2022

Cover Story

Profile Review
Wide-ranging insights on leadership along the supply chain from a year of cover profile interviews.


From the Editor



  • Whither base metal markets in 2022?

    As a new year begins, the global Covid-19 pandemic, China’s economic policies and global geopolitics continue to make the task of base metal market forecasters tough. Myra Pinkham asked experts to review the past certainties of 2021 and consider the uncertainties of 2022 to give their views on the outlook.


  • Tight China supply likely to support graphite flake price

    Graphite flake prices bounced back in 2021 due to evolving market dynamics amid global logistics issues, China’s power crunch and its environmental inspections. These factors look likely to continue to drive the graphite flake market into 2022, reports Sybil Pan.


  • Table of Contents

    Insights on leadership from a year of cover profiles; Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence Winners; Expert views on likely base metal market trends in 2022; Bauxite & alumina investment in India; Graphite flake market developments; Outlook for magnesia markets this year; Progress in digitization through innovative partnerships; Approaches to green steel production in support of electric vehicle production; Regular Fastmarkets expert analysis on base metals, steel and steel raw material markets