Wood Mackenzie

open mineral coal Exxaro

Thermal coal markets: 5 trends to watch out for in 2020

The seaborne thermal coal market entered the year challenged by low priced LNG in the Atlantic and rapidly increasing supply in the Pacific.
First Quantum Minerals nickel

Uncertainty to cloud global nickel market outlook in 2020

The global battery sector share of nickel demand is much smaller than other metals, getting the quantity of nickel that EVs will need remain a challenge.

Global copper market to see another year of volatile prices

Copper is faced with a finely balanced market. For now, positive investor sentiment around copper’s fundamentals is supporting higher prices.
Kumba Iron Ore

Iron ore – 5 trends to watch in 2020

Slower demand growth (especially in China) and a decent recovery in seaborne supply will continue to feature prominently in the iron ore industry in 2020.

Wind turbines to consume over 5.5 Mt of copper by 2028

Over 650 GW of new onshore and 130 GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed between 2018 and 2018. This will consume in excess of 5.5Mt of copper.

Report: Queensland coal mining sector in financial distress

Queensland coal mining is in a worse state than it’s been in for decades, with a third of coal mines not making money, a...

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