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Table of Contents




Cover story

Donna Vareha-Walsh on the outlook for minor metals markets and the MMTA

London Metal Exchange 2021


Managing multiple market demands

Matthew Chamberlain discusses the compromises and opportunities of another challenging year year for metal markets


LME lists for 2020

LME member companies, approved warehouse companies, and listed samplers and assayers

[section head] Asian copper


Power curbs may hit copper output in China

Could winter power constraints affect copper?


India’s plans for red metal

With India’s demand for copper set to surge, domestic producers are planning new capacity

[section head] Spotlights


Market spotlight: Large-diameter linepipe

Market recovery has been slowed by high costs and an uncertain energy demand


Technology spotlight: Supply chain management

As global delays hit supply chains, businesses are using digital systems to help deal with the difficulties

[section head] Industrial minerals


Demand for mineral sands booms

Booming demand coupled with constrained supply for titanium dioxide production


Building sources of rare earths supply

Demand from new energy is catalysing investments in supply diversification

[section head] End-user spotlight


Automakers navigate challenging times

As the global pandemic hits production and demand, and electrified-vehicles roll-out grows in urgency, automakers are adjusting strategies

News and analysis



An electric issue


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

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