In this month s Metals and Mining Snapshot we highlight the key themes shaping the metal markets and some of the underlying drivers in our forecast long term prices including: Copper: is there a requirement for new project development? Aluminium: will the impact of Chinese environmental regulations be realised? Zinc: will the shortage of concentrate and refined metal persist? Iron ore: can falling prices squeeze out uncompetitive sources of supply? Nickel: will intense interest in EVs fuel a boost in demand?