Download the September 2020 issue of MMM

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 10 September 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we feature our usual annual insight into the refractories raw materials industry, including andalusite, bauxite, magnesia and fused alumina.

The July-August 2020 issue – which you can still download at this link – included analytical coverage of the chromite market, looking at South African material prices and trade flows to China, as well as how battery raw materials have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this September issue, meanwhile, you will be pleased to find:

  • Andalusite seeks new market balance: The market has been rocked by a drop in supply and a subsequent adjustment in demand in some consuming markets, but sources claim that a new balance is in sight, Davide Ghilotti reports
  • Fused alumina falling: Low capacity utilization at China’s kilns for brown fused alumina production, driven by weak demand for refractories, is weighing heavily on markets, Sybil Pan reports
  • Trouble in magnesia: Chinese magnesia prices continue to challenge other producers with European magnesia markets having been sluggish so far in 2020, William Clarke reports
  • Bauxite balance: Refractory-grade bauxite prices have held firm due to tightening supply, despite a severe fall in consumer demand, Sybil Pan reports.

And look out for the upcoming October issue, which will include a detailed focus on mineral sands including ilmenite, rutile and zircon, and the titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment market.

Also available to you is a downloadable PDF of the full magazine issue.

Click on the image below to download your copy.

MMM Sept 2020 cover

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