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Industrial Metals in 2016: Oversupply in Several Markets, but Not All

Industrial Metals Investing News has compiled this overview of the some key markets of industrial minerals. Aluminum, coal and molybdenum could continue with the current oversupply, but the tin market looks to remain in deficit.


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  • Tin Market Outlook 2016: Deficit to Linger into 2016
  • Molybdenum Outlook 2016: Oversupply Issues to Persist

Expert opinions  and highlights including…


Andy Roberts, research director for global thermal coal at Wood Mackenzie

Competition from alternative fuels is strong.

Jim Truman, research director for global metallurgical coal at Wood Mackenzie

The US, as a swing supplier to the met market, has begun to see some declines in exports.

Jorge Beristain, research analyst at Deutsche Bank

China has become a big exporter of steel, an “unexpected U-turn” for the country.

Pierre Neatby, VP of Sales and Marketing, Avalon Rare Metals

I expect steady demand but diminishing supply so potentially some upward pressure on prices.

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