Electric vehicles to drive copper demand

MINEX FORUM | June 13, 2017
img0 The growing market for electric vehicles (EVs) will significantly impact demand for copper over the next decade, said mining.com with reference to new research commissioned by the International Copper Association(ICA). The study—Copper Intensity in the Electrification of Transport and the Integration of Energy Storage—was conducted by IDTechEx and provides new insight into copper’s essential role ...

One Belt One Road promises huge demand for resources – BHP

MINEX FORUM | June 1, 2017
img0 China’s multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative can deliver a major boost for commodities and will add about 150-million tons to global steel demand, according to BHP Billiton, the world’s largest miner said miningweekly.com. The plan to develop infrastructure and rebuild ancient trading routes from China to Europe overland and by sea has seen projects initiated ...

Palladium prospects in the electric vehicles world

MINEX FORUM | May 25, 2017
img0 Image: kommersant.ru Palladium has been consistently one of the better-performing precious metals on the market, sometimes achieving higher price growth than gold and platinum. Its market price is on the rise again, but given its substantial reliance on the diesel car sector and the rise of electric vehicles and other disruptive technologies, could the value ...

“The electric vehicle revolution is happening and its impact is likely to be felt faster than expected – ”Ivan Glasenberg su

MINEX FORUM | May 18, 2017
img0 Image: huffpost.com Around half of global copper demand is from the electronics industry and roughly one quarter finds application in building and construction. The remainder find its way into industrial machinery, consumer products and – important in terms of growth potential – the vehicle market, specifically electric vehicles, mining.com notes. Vehicles with conventional internal combustion engines typically contain ...

Bulgaria’s mining output decreased by 5.4% in March

MINEX FORUM | May 16, 2017
img0 Bulgaria’s industrial output rose 0.8 percent on a monthly basis in March after a revised 3.9 percent increase a month earlier, seasonally adjusted data from the statistics office showed on Tuesday, said timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Year-on-year, output rose 5.9 percent in March compared with a revised 4.7 percent increase a month earlier. Processing industry production rose 2.6 ...