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Changing dynamics of iron ore pellets industry

Iron ore pellets and their advantages over other feed Demand drivers for iron ore pellets Future demand and pellet premium outlook in a seaborne market   Iron ore pellets Pellets are small and hardened iron balls with a diameter of 10-20 mm and are used as raw material for iron/steel manufacturing. The pelletizing process was commercially introduced in the...

Quality takes precedence for Chinese iron ore and steel industry

What is driving the significant jump in China’s demand for quality iron ore? Why China’s imports from Australia have increased considerably in the last few quarters despite stable demand? With stringent environmental laws in China, will the spread between high and low-grade ore narrow down?   Chinese ports were seen flooded with the steel-making ingredient as its...

Steel scrap contamination affecting steel recycling

Steel scrap uses and availability Threat of contamination   Steel is one of the few alloys which is almost 95% recyclable. This ensures a long-life cycle for steel products in the global economy, which ranges from the first-time use of steel to multiple recycling rounds that obsolete steel scrap can go through. Steel has a long-life cycle backed by its physical...

Lead, what’s in store for the battery metal in H2 2018?

Lead’s supply remains inadequate against a stable growth in demand Demand deficit seen in the past 3 years is anticipated to continue in 2018 as well Falling inventories and backwardation additionally supports price movement    Lead, the silvery bluish metal is mainly used in batteries, which accounts for roughly 85% of all its consumption. These batteries,...

Scarce yet essential for EVs, cobalt hogs the limelight

Significance of cobalt for li-ion batteries Cobalt prices acting frenzy due to EVs demand Reaction of miners and battery producers on price rise   Televisory’s earlier blog on ‘ lithium-ion, the power to go ’, examined how lithium-ion batteries which power electric vehicles (EVs) are driving consumption of lithium. In this article, Televisory will try to...

Will the bull rally of zinc slow down by the end of 2018?

Will the bluish white metal continue to see its positive move after a  strong performance in the last 6-8 quarters? Will the supply crunch continue to support prices?   The base metal prices have been escalating since early 2016, these were driven by strong global economic conditions, weakening of the dollar and supply disruptions of most metals. The winner so...

Impact of the U.S. tariffs on Indian steel

Imposition of the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium Consequences for steel surplus nations Effects of the development in the Indian industry   The U.S. government has finally signed a proclamation on imposing tariffs of 25 and 10 percent on the import of steel and aluminium. The move comes after the announcement was made by the U.S. administration to impose...

Trump take an aggressive stance to protect domestic steel and aluminium industries

Is Trump trying to repeat the history by imposing stiff tariffs? Can the US afford expensive steel and aluminium imports? How are exporting nations reacting to Trump’s aggressive stance?   President Donald Trump recently announced the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. This was in adherence to his 2016 election campaign for the protection of the...

What’s in store for the reddish-brown metal in 2018?

Will copper prices continue the one-way rally? Will positive economic outlook continue to support prices? Are disputes over labour contract renewals expected to disrupt supply in 2018?   Copper is believed to have attained a doctorate in economics as a movement in its prices and consumption directly-indirectly reflect the health of the global economy. It is...

Steel industry, Chinese influence and the future

How China drove the industry? What will affect the global demand in 2017? Does the US have a role?   The steel industry is one of the largest industries globally. The growth in the steel industry is directly proportional to the economic health of a country as well as of that of the world. 2016 can be recognised as the finest year for the ‘grey metal’ as the...

Iron ore prices struck with persistent supply glut

Industry hit by stubborn supply glut Chinese stockpiles at their peak Top industry players persistence on increasing the production   Iron ore, which is the key raw material for steel was one of the most sought-after commodities in 2016 as it saw a reversal against its incessantly plunging prices. Iron ore prices soared by a whopping 68% (2016), the year began at...

Inorganic growth in the gold mining industry, led by biggies and followed by small players

What triggered volatility in the M&A activity in the gold mining industry over the past few years? Why were all mega deals concentrated in the gold price bull run? What attracted small gold companies for M&A post-2012?   The growth in the form of organic or inorganic is the primary reason that keeps stakeholders interested, attracted and glued to a...

Will the supply of zinc drive its future?

Key factors that drove the zinc supply Did offloading play a major role? How China influenced the demand for the metal? Why will zinc be in deficit in 2017?   In 2008-09, during the recession all base metals prices declined significantly (~30%). However, even after 7-8 years most of these are unable to recover and reach the pre-recession levels. The prices...

Uranium, is this the commodity for future?

What was the role of Fukushima Daiichi disaster? Did production cuts from Kazatomprom help? An analysis of 5 major uranium producers in the world   The global uranium market remained under tremendous pressure during the past ten years, this was mostly driven by the skewed demand-supply equation and pushed the commodity into surplus. However, the metal was one...

The reasons for the success of Sponge Iron Industry in India

Why EAF contribute more than half of the crude steel production? Scrap iron vs. Sponge iron. The coal based Sponge iron plants in India. What 2017 holds in terms of steel demand in India?   Iron and steel form the backbone of global infrastructure. Roads, railways, bridges, airports, industrial plants, buildings, automobiles, etc. use steel and allied...

Analysing factors affecting gold prices in the last 5 years

Gold, the precious yellow metal has historically been one of the most sought commodities for investment and jewellery throughout the world. The metal is also considered as a hedge against inflation, an alternative asset during economic and political upheaval for individuals. In addition, corporates, as well as governments, store the metal as wealth and reserves. Nevertheless, the metal has not...

Minerals and metals processing industry machinery, impact of volatility in metal prices

The mineral and metals processing industry machinery manufacturing companies supply a range of equipment and machinery such as heat exchangers, furnace, grinding mills to the mineral and metals processing companies. The former also provide installation and maintenance services over the life cycle of equipment and machinery to the mineral and metals processing industries. Thus, the performance...

Ore export ban by the Philippines, is it economically beneficial?

Indonesia’s ban on unprocessed mineral export in 2012 turned out to be a boon for the Philippines as it swiftly replaced Indonesia as the top supplier of some of the raw mineral ores to China, specifically the nickel ore. China’s nickel ore import from the Philippines increased by 22% to ~36mn tonnes in 2014. However, soon (in Jul 2014) Philippine’s government realised that despite being the...

PGM mining, the impact on operation amidst long-standing labour issues in South Africa

The last few years were not very good for most precious and base metals since prices fell due to weak demand. Additionally, there was an excess supply of most metals globally. Among the precious metals space, platinum too recorded a decline with its prices dipping from the highs of $1700 in 2010 to the lows of $1000 during 2016. A decline in end product price dragged the margins of major...

The impact of the declining prices on Silver

The financial crises in 2008 led to the downfall of the majority of commodities, except silver and gold, which witnessed a rise in the prices as both are considered safe havens for the investment. The financial crises and economic slowdown compelled investors to park their money in the yellow metal, driving its prices to a higher level between 2008 to 2011. Gold touched an all-time high of USD...

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Scarce yet essential for EVs, cobalt hogs the limelight

Significance of cobalt for li-ion batteries Cobalt prices acting frenzy due to EVs demand Reaction of miners and battery producers on price rise   Televisory’s...

Lead, what’s in store for the battery metal in H2 2018?

Lead’s supply remains inadequate against a stable growth in demand Demand deficit seen in the past 3 years is anticipated to continue in 2018 as well Falling inventories and...

Impact of the U.S. tariffs on Indian steel

Imposition of the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium Consequences for steel surplus nations Effects of the development in the Indian industry   The U.S. government...

Trump take an aggressive stance to protect domestic steel and aluminium industries

Is Trump trying to repeat the history by imposing stiff tariffs? Can the US afford expensive steel and aluminium imports? How are exporting nations reacting to Trump’s aggressive...

Steel scrap contamination affecting steel recycling

Steel scrap uses and availability Threat of contamination   Steel is one of the few alloys which is almost 95% recyclable. This ensures a long-life cycle for steel...

Will the bull rally of zinc slow down by the end of 2018?

Will the bluish white metal continue to see its positive move after a  strong performance in the last 6-8 quarters? Will the supply crunch continue to support prices? ...

Minerals and metals processing industry machinery, impact of volatility in metal prices

The mineral and metals processing industry machinery manufacturing companies supply a range of equipment and machinery such as heat exchangers, furnace, grinding mills to the mineral and metals...

Gold mining, movement in gold prices and operating performance of gold players

In the midst of global economic uncertainty caused by several negative factors like Brexit vote, negative interest rates and lately the slowing of the US economy (in the second quarter of 2016)....

Surviving Coal Mines - what operational parameters have changed for surviving coal mining industry with depressing financial results

A lot is happening in the coal mining industry of late, most of which is quite painful for the stakeholders involved. There have been mine closures, suspension of coal fired power plants,...

The reasons for the success of Sponge Iron Industry in India

Why EAF contribute more than half of the crude steel production? Scrap iron vs. Sponge iron. The coal based Sponge iron plants in India. What 2017 holds in terms of steel...