Magazine Issue: October 2021

Donna Vareha-Walsh
Donna Vareha-Walsh on the outlook for Minor Metals



  • Table of Contents

    Cover profile interview with Indium Corporation’s Donna Vareha-Walsh about the outlook for minor metals and the MMTA; Review of the past year and outlook for the LME with chief executive Matthew Chamberlain; Extended base metals forecasts and ferrous analyses; List of LME member companies and LME-approved warehouse companies, samplers and assayers; Developments in Asian copper; Global large-diameter linepipe markets; Supply chain management; Mineral sands and rare earths; Trends in the automotive sector.


  • Large-diameter linepipe market recovery slowed

    Large-diameter linepipe market recovery has been slowed by high costs and an uncertain energy demand outlook. Fastmarkets’ global tube & pipe research team, Kim Leppold, Paolo Frediani and Una Yin review the market drivers and outlook


  • Managing Changing Market Demands

    Chief executive Matthew Chamberlain is used to hearing opposing views from members and clients of the LME, but in the wake of the impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic and some of the changes proposed by the exchange as a consequence – they have been particularly vociferous this past year. In discussion with Richard Barrett, he reviewed the reasons why, the exchange’s response, and outlined initiatives under way for further development.