Base Metals Handbook

Edited by

  • Martin Thompson, formerly Rio Tinto Plc

First published in looseleaf format in 1993, Base Metals Handbook has been described as the bible of the metals trading community. The looseleaf is divided into seven sections. The first of these provides a general introduction to the history, structure and workings of the base metals markets, with particular reference to the London Metal Exchange (LME). The following sections review aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and tin. Each of the sections on a particular metal reviews extraction and refining, the major markets for the metal, and the trading environment. The looseleaf includes data on mineral reserves, mines, smelters and refiners, as well as import-export flows, consumption trends and metals stocks.

With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Base Metals Handbook will continue to be a standard reference for all those involved in producing and trading base metals, including brokers, traders, analysts and investors.
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Audience

All those involved in producing and trading base metals, including brokers, traders, analysts, and investors

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-154-7

Reviews

Whilst retaining the same format, the new edition has been extensively updated to take account of recent developments in the market for each metal., Welding and Cutting



Table of Contents

The base metals markets: History and background; The LME: development and structure; The current position and the future. Aluminium: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market; Appendix. Copper: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market; Appendix. Lead: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market; Appendix. Zinc: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market; Appendix. Nickel: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market; Appendix. Tin: Resources and extraction; Consumption; The market.