• Table of Contents Oct 07, 2021

    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 Oct 07, 2021

    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 Oct 07, 2021

    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.

  • Table of Contents Sep 10, 2021

    Cover profile interview with Hindalco’s chief Satish Pai on priorities for a major international business; Overview of global aluminium market trends; Technology trends in extracting value from dross; Investments in the long-term potential for aluminium in India; Developments in Turkey’s demand for ferrous scrap; Predictive modelling for processing lines; Market drivers for magnesia, andalusite, refractory-grade bauxite, and fused alumina; End user spotlight on aerospace; Regular analysis of base metals and steel markets.

  • A recovering market set to get stronger Sep 10, 2021

    Markets for aluminium have staged a recovery. Myra Pinkham asks market experts to explain the reasons why and gathers their views on future prospects for the light metal.

  • Table of Contents Aug 10, 2021

    Cover profile interview with Kudumane Manganese Resources CEO Thembelani Gantsho on mining in South Africa; Outlook for US service centers; Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence Finalists 2021; Analysis of key ferro-alloy market trends; The growth of India’s forges and foundries sectors; Industrial minerals – trends in chromite and titanium dioxide markets; Technology spotlight on quality and measurement systems; End-user spotlight on heavy-duty equipment; Regular analysis of base metals and steel markets.

  • Strong recovery for US service centers Aug 10, 2021

    Demand for steel and non-ferrous metals from US service centers has strongly rebounded this year, putting supply chains from mills to end-users under much strain, writes Myra Pinkham

  • Fastmarkets Awards for Steel Excellence Aug 10, 2021

    Finalists in 23 categories were selected from nominations received spanning steel industry inputs and processes with the support of myriad service providers. Finalists were selected by senior editors of Fastmarkets, The nominations of the finalists are reviewed by a panel of steel industry experts.

  • Table of Contents Jun 10, 2021

    JUNE 2021 issue: Cover profile interview with Tata Steel CEO and managing director T V Narendran on steelmaking strategy and company growth; Top steelmakers 2021 edition with regional reviews and outlooks; Turkish steelmakers find new markets; Volatile iron ore markets explained; Sustainability in steel and metal production; Spotlights on automotive markets, new technologically advanced steel plants and new plant orders; Renewed focus on rare earth demand and supply; China’s balance of acidspar imports and exports.

  • Looking for answers on carbon reduction Jun 10, 2021

    The steel and metals industries stress that their products are key to enabling solutions to address global environmental priorities. Myra Pinkham gathers international views on progress in ‘green’ transformation and asks what today’s environmental goals imply for industrial production and future demand