Andy Home has been writing about the metal markets and other commodity sectors since 1987. He started at Metals Week, progressing to Knight-Ridder Financial and then to Bridge over the course of the 1990s. In 2002 he co-founded Metals Insider, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008. Since then he has been a regular Reuters columnist, writing across the industrial metals spectrum.
He is the author of Siberian Dreams, published in 2007, a book about the Russian mining city of Norilsk.
As with other metal markets last year, the COVID-19 pandemic had massive implications for the aluminum and aluminum scrap industries. Supply disruptions at recycling facilities and reclamation centers, demand fluctuations in response to auto industry shutdowns and restarts, and on-going transportation bottlenecks were just a few of the major market challenges last year. From this […]