• Table of Contents Mar 06, 2020

    MARCH 2020 ISSUE: Annual summary review of key insights from leaders interviewed for our cover profiles over the past 12 months; Trends in global tube & pipe markets and projects; Global overview of oilfield minerals developments; Fluorspar’s value chain rebalances; China’s logistics challenges as novel coronavirus spreads; Indian ferro-chrome industry trends; International new plant orders; Spotlight on deriving benefits from data analytics; Regular news review, innovation and end user pages; Steel, base metal and steelmaking raw materials analysis from Fastmarkets research

  • Challenging times for US energy pipe Mar 06, 2020

    The impacts of global economic uncertainties on oil & gas prices together with structural changes in the US tube & pipe industry are creating challenging times for OCTG and line pipe markets, reports Myra Pinkham

  • Fluorspar's value chain could rebalance Mar 06, 2020

    Fluorspar’s sluggish global value chain could be boosted by the impacts of coronavirus in China, reports Michael Greenfield

  • Global trends in tube & pipe Mar 06, 2020

    International, regional and local factors are impacting global tube & pipe markets – some positively and others negatively. In a global overview, Fastmarkets MB research’s Kim Leppold identifies the key trends

  • Oilfield minerals face falling US drilling activity Mar 06, 2020

    Markets for oilfield minerals like frac sand and barite are being influenced by national policies and international trade, reports William Clarke

  • Industry challenges in Mexico Feb 03, 2020

    The Mexican steel market faces a variety of headwinds, but industry observers have a degree of optimism that conditions will improve this year, reports Myra Pinkham

  • The dynamics of scrap in SE Asia Feb 03, 2020

    Multiple factors are bearing on the dynamics of ferrous scrap markets in southeast Asia, which scrap trader Hoffman Iron & Steel is looking to as a key area of growth for its business. Paul Lim asked CEO Philip Hoffman about the outlook for the region

  • Table of Contents Feb 03, 2020

    An exclusive interview with LME chair Gay Huey Evans; Challenges for steel markets in Mexico; Changing dynamics of scrap supply and demand in SE Asia; India’s diversification of coal imports; Progress in the use of steel derivatives; A long-term vision for manufacturing; Trends in metallurgical and non-metallurgical bauxite and alumina markets; A spotlight on copper and its outlook; Autonomous vehicle applications, developments and material choice; Regular news review, innovation and end-user pages; Steel, base metal and steelmaking raw materials analysis from Fastmarkets MB research

  • A brighter year for copper? Feb 03, 2020

    A cocktail of market drivers is influencing price prospects for copper. Myra Pinkham considers the ingredients and discusses their role in determining an overall picture for the red metal’s outlook

  • Progress in the use of steel derivitaves Feb 03, 2020

    As international exchanges continue to encourage trade in their ferrous contracts, Richard Barrett asks market experts for their views on progress in steel price risk management over the past year and the outlook for 2020