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How Has COVID-19 Affected Demand and Prices in the Materials Industry?

About this event

Curious about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the materials industry? Join this webinar to find out more.

Get insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected demand for different materials - based on real Matmatch data. Plus, find out where prices for certain materials could be headed, with predictions from commodities intelligence company ChAI.

What you'll learn:

In this webinar, we will look at how demand for different materials on Matmatch changed from March onwards, as many countries introduced lockdowns. As a digital platform, we were able to see an immediate impact of the crisis, and now you can get an inside view too.

In addition to looking at overall trends, we'll provide an overview of demand changes for metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and glass. We'll then look more closely at how demand changed for steel, aluminium, copper and polymers.

You'll also get an exclusive insight into changes in prices for key commodities - iron ore, aluminium and copper - along with predictions for where prices could be headed in the coming months. These insights will be provided by ChAI, a company that uses alternative data and AI to predict commodity prices.


  • Overall changes in demand based on Matmatch data
  • Deep dive into steel, aluminium, copper and polymers demand
  • Pricing changes
  • Positive trends
  • Price predictions

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Derk Steemers Sales & Marketing Lead @ Matmatch

  • Guest speaker
    Chris Evans Strategy Director @ ChAI

    Chris is ChAI's Strategy Director and has over 20 years’ experience of commodities markets, spanning media, exchanges and industry. Past roles include non-ferrous editor of Metal Bulletin, Head of Business Development at London Metal Exchange and Project Director for Price Benchmarking at Rusal.


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