MMM July - August 2020


  • Battery raw materials hit by a triple whammy

    Battery raw material prices were on lows for the year in mid-July and spot battery-grade lithium prices were also at multi-year lows, writes William Adams, Fastmarkets head of research for base metals and battery materials. Read More

  • Chromite: A silent market

    Evolving market dynamics in foundry-grade chromite have reshaped trading patterns between South Africa and China, resulting in an almost silent market. Read More

  • Covid-19 halts chromite price slide

    The Covid-19 pandemic has reversed a long-term fall in chromite prices while supply dried up, but weak demand could cap continued price rises. Read More

  • Download the July-August 2020 issue of MMM

    Welcome to the July-August 2020 issue of the Metal Market Magazine, where we look at supply and demand patterns for chromite and its foundry end uses, as well as an outlook for battery raw materials as automotive battles the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

  • INTERVIEW: Leading through times of global crisis

    Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, mining executives are being forced to take swift action and make tough decisions as prices fall, economies contract and demand in key consuming industries declines. Read More