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Table of Contents



Page 18
Cover story
Hilde Merete Aasheim, CEO of Norsk Hydro, on running a sustainable business


Page 25
Steady global aluminium supply despite low demand
Global primary aluminium production has seen limited curtailment, despite dented demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Page 28
Unlocking India’s potential
India’s aluminium industry starts to bounce back from the lows of lockdown and looks to exploit long-term potential

Global Awards for Steel Excellence

Page 33
Winners 2020
Fastmarkets celebrated the awards at a digital ceremony this year. Metal Market Magazine profiles the winning entries September 2020 Hilde Merete Aasheim on leading Norsk Hydro Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence 2020 Winners International aluminium market trends

Industrial minerals: Refractories

Page 70
Andalusite seeks new balance amid supply, demand shifts
The andalusite market has been rocked by a drop in supply following closures related to Covid-19 in producing countries

Page 73
Chinese magnesia prices challenge other producers
European magnesia markets have been very sluggish in 2020

Page 74
Brown fused alumina falls
Low capacity utilization at China’s kilns for brown fused alumina production, driven by weak demand, is weighing heavily on markets

Page 76
Balancing bauxite
Refractory-grade bauxite prices have held firm due to tightening supply


Page 78
Market spotlight: Steel scrap
Bangladesh’s rapid industrialization in recent years means that scrap imports are growing fast

Page 82
End-user spotlight: Heavy equipment
Heavy equipment manufacturers in the mining industry lament dwindling sales, but China continues to buoy the industry

News and analysis

Page 8
Non-ferrous news review
A summary of recent key developments in the international non-ferrous industries

Page 10
Steel news review
A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors

Page 14
Base metals and steel analysis
Fastmarkets MB research analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


Page 7
Celebrating success

Page 85
New developments in steel and metals technology, processes and products

Page 86
Advances and market developments in applications

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