Straddling the world of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, our March issue analyses market dynamics for steel tube & pipe and for bauxite & alumina. Barry Zekelman is optimistic that trends in the US will boost demand for the pipe and tube produced by Zekelman Industries. Elsewhere, more buoyant oil prices are boosting OCTG markets. Cutbacks in bauxite & alumina output in China have boosted plans for additional production elsewhere, but how will that play into the outlook for aluminium supply-demand balance? Innovations in software, rail production and metal usage for renewable energy generation add to the mix.
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