HOTTER ON METALS: The coronavirus’ double whammy supply-demand shock
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2020
While countries start to lock down their borders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), mining companies are beginning to halt production, delay projects and withdraw staff.
By Andrea Hotter
It is a natural response to a very unexpected situation that
would only worsen if left unchecked.
For the mining sector, it means a raft of production from
projects and operations around the world is being removed from
the supply equation.
While this may leave some metals...