Download the April 2020 issue of MMM
Published: Monday, 06 April 2020
Welcome to the April 2020 issue of the Metal Market Magazine, which features extensive updates on industrial mineral raw materials for the battery supply chain, lithium and graphite.
The March 2020 issue – which you can still
at this link – included an overview on
oilfield minerals including frac sand, barite and bentonite; a
look at how the outbreak of Covid-19 in China could boost the
fluorspar value chain; an update on the latest trade statistics
for acidspar; and a detailed breakdown on how logistics in
China were disrupted by the outbreak.
In this April issue, meanwhile, you will be pleased to
- Lithium outlook:
Fastmarkets’ head of battery materials research,
William Adams, considers recent trends in supply and demand
balance for lithium, and the global outlook in present
uncertain economic times
- Lithium market: Prolonged weakness in
the price of lithium grades shows no sign of easing in the
near term, as our reporters Dalila Ouerghi and Carrie Shi
- Spherical graphite: Sybil Pan takes a
deep dive in the spherical graphite market for battery
anodes, a sector where synthetic graphite is set to retain
its dominance in the near-term, while natural graphite is
competing and gaining market share
- Flake graphite: Jon Stibbs reports on
the state of affairs for the flake graphite market, where a
softening trend in Europe, followed by oversupply and the
impacts of the coronavirus, have combined to subdue
And look out for the upcoming May issue, which will feature
a detailed update on the soda ash industry and the performance
of its key end markets.
Also available to you is a downloadable PDF of the full
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