Rumours have been swirling recently that China is now thinking of buying 20 Mt or more of seaborne products.
Bucking global trends, mineral processing equipment specialist Multotec has opened a new manufacturing facility to meet growing demand.
Despite disruptions during Q1 2020, global coal production is expected to grow, albeit by a marginal 0.1% to 8.13 billion tonnes (Bnt) in 2020.
Health and safety
While the scale and consequences of the Brumadinho dam failure were extreme, other tailings dam failures have occurred on a regular basis.
Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check Standard Bank anticipates miners will continue to pursue pockets of opportunity.
The World Platinum Investment Council believes 2019 looks encouraging for platinum group metals based on continued demand growth for platinum.