Download the September 2020 issue of MMM
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
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
- 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
- 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
- Bauxite balance: Refractory-grade
bauxite prices have held firm due to tightening supply,
despite a severe fall in consumer demand, Sybil Pan
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
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