07 May 2020
If ever there was a masterclass in the need to disaster-proof a supply chain, then the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a harsh reminder to the automotive sector that it’s failing.
27 April 2020
Fluorspar consumption has been supported by Covid-19 related demand for refrigerants, which has offset reduced demand in the automotive sector; while Chinese prices fell on returning supply.
22 April 2020
Some metal-product cargoes can now be shipped out of Durban, almost one month after the biggest terminal in sub-Saharan Africa stopped handling such material amid a nationwide lockdown intended to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fastmarkets has learned.
13 April 2020
Trucking and depot businesses are returning to normal in China since some patchy recovery in the middle of February after the extension of the Chinese New Year due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. At the same time, overseas demand has been curbed due to the spread of the virus globally.
08 April 2020
China’s exports of fluorspar fell in in the first two months of 2020 due to the Lunar New Year holidays and the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
01 April 2020
A government-decreed lockdown in India has resulted in closed factories and import and export markets stalled by a lack of workers for the transport and processing of goods.