2020 looks likely to be a year of profound change for metals and mining. The energy transition is a dominant driver. To successfully reduce the world’s consumption of fossil fuels, the sector must be able to provide a sufficient supply of critical commodities – while also delivering the financial and ESG-related performance its stakeholders demand. And could this be the year that the carbon impact of metal comes under the same intense scrutiny as that of plastic?
The year ahead will bring other challenges too – and, of course, their nature and scale will vary across the diverse world of metals and mining. Can iron ore prices stay high and push up steelmaking costs? Could game-changing technological developments change the dynamics of the coal market?
The biggest trends to watch this year
Our team of analysts have come together to share their expert view on the key themes for the year ahead, with focused reports for base metals and gold, iron ore, steel and coal. Download your complimentary copies via the links below.
Julian Kettle, Vice Chairman, Metals & Mining
Paul Gray, Research Director, Global Iron Ore Markets
Natalie Biggs, Thermal Coal Research Lead, Americas
Robin Griffin, Research Director, Head of Metallurgical Coal