Download the April 2020 issue of MMM

By IM Staff
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 download  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 find:

  • 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 document
  • 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 prices

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 magazine issue.

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