Those tethered to the aluminium market see poor demand and rising supply - in primary and scrap material - as critical impediments to success this year. And those bullish on nickel may need to lower their expectations too, with growth in the stainless steel and electrical vehicle sectors waning.

The base metal with the most favorable 2020 prospects? It just might be copper, some participants believe.

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