Download the March 2021 issue of MMM

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 11 March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we take stock of the latest developments in oilfield mineral markets, the outlook for steel tube and pipe and the US President Joe Biden administration's take on that country's supply chains.

The February issue – which you can still download at this link – included features on the issues surrounding Chinese bauxite supply, the effect of environmental controls on bauxite and fused alumina output, and a gradual improvement in trading conditions for calcined alumina.

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

  • Oilfield minerals see recovery in demand: Demand for oilfield minerals was very depressed last year, but the industry is staging a recovery in 2021, William Clarke writes
  • Biden’s initiatives set to boost US supply chains: The new US administration’s focus on domestic manufacturing and supply chains will benefit industrial minerals, Davide Ghilotti and Thorsten Schier report
  • Cover profile: La Farga CEO Inka Guixà recounts her route to the top of the business and, in this interview with Andrea Hotter, discusses the outlook for copper
  • OCTG markets show glimmers of recovery: Early signs of market recovery during 2021 suggest a better year ahead, Fastmarkets’ tube and pipe research team writes

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

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