Download the January 2021 issue of MMM
Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Welcome to the January 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we include an analysis on the soaring freight costs out of China, the uncertain outlook for chromite, a tightening of magnesia supply and a focus on so-called ‘fake’ graphite.
The November-December issue – which you can still
at this link – included a focus
section on lithium and its supply chain’s
fundamental changes as the battery market grows; the recycling
of strategic battery metals and a deep dive recyclability of
steel and aluminium packaging and its effects on the overall
In this January issue, meanwhile, you will be pleased to
- Freight rate hikes squeeze traders: The
recent surge in container freight costs and limited cargo
space are disrupting flows and crushing traders’
profits, writes Davide Ghilotti.
- Stricter controls ease magnesia oversupply in
China: Tighter controls on mining activity in
China's Liaoning province and strict environmental
regulations have eased the oversupply of magnesia in the
country, stirring up an optimistic price outlook for 2021,
reports Carrie Shi
- The perils and merits of fake graphite:
"Fake flake" graphite sold as genuine material has
increasingly been reported, especially as large flake sizes.
Jon Stibbs and Sybil Pan spoke with market sources to gauge
this material’s impact on the market and its
uses when sold correctly.
- Chromite market's uncertain footing:
Multiple push and pull factors continue to affect supply and
demand, with chromite market participants struggling to see
beyond the immediate term, Davide Ghilotti reports.
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