FAQ – Supply and Demand Directory

Rio Tinto’s Jean-Sébastien Jacques: World on the Edge of a New Metals Age

Copper – This week was CESCO week in Santiago, Chile. It's one of the more notable events in the copper space, and at this year's conference, Rio Tinto's chief executive for copper and coal, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, shared his thoughts on the long-term outlook for copper and what the industry needs to be focused on right now.

Execs Weigh in on Macquarie’s Potash Price Outlook

Potash – Macquarie Group expects no upside for potash prices in the next four years. Specifically, it sees prices dropping to an average of $270 per tonne in the last quarter of this year, down from the current price of $305, and suggests that prices will average $250 by 2018.

Chris Berry’s Case for Opportunity in Energy Metals

Cobalt – Chris Berry is known for his positive view on energy metals in the midst of broader weakness in commodities prices. He brought up that point of view again during his presentation at this year's PDAC conference in Toronto, giving some insight into why he favors metals like lithium, graphite and cobalt and what the future might hold for those markets.