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Commodity traders: Is there still value?

Posted on 28 March 2014

During boom times when commodity prices were high compared to mining costs, producers had no qualms about giving up some margin for the use of third party traders to act as middle men in brokering the deals between producer and end-user.
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, companies having become more discerning over their cost base, questioned the necessity of the trader. This question has become more imperative as falling grades, increased labour, transport and utility costs and deeper mines threaten producers’ margins. The trend among producers is to go direct………………………………Full Article: Source


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