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Table of Contents



Cover story

Wide-ranging insights on leadership along the supply chain from a year of cover profile interviews in Metal Market Magazine

Base metals outlook


Whither base metal markets in 2022?

Expert views on likely trends in base metal markets for the coming year

Bauxite & alumina


India plans growing output to meet domestic demand

India’s aluminium producers plan increased capacity to feed demand

Industrial Minerals


Tight China supply likely to support graphite flake price

China’s power crunch and environmental inspections last year look set to continue to drive the market


Uncertainty about China’s magnesia market drivers encourages caution

Industrial policies and power costs are overshadowing the magnesia sector


Magnesia price support expected to continue

Good demand outside of China encourages increased production

[section head] Global Awards for Steel Excellence


Winners 2021

Fastmarkets celebrated the awards at a ceremony in Miami in November. Metal Market Magazine profiles the winning entries
Technology spotlight: Digitization


Digital partners

Technology businesses are teaming up to bring their digital equipment and services together in innovative ways

End-user spotlight: Automotive


ArcelorMittal’s sustainability initiatives support automakers

The automotive industry’s shift to EVs demands that its steel suppliers upstream support it

News and analysis



Examples of excellence


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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