February 2015

Glencore’s Mn output up 17% in 2014

Glencore’s manganese output rose by 17% year-on-year in 2014, driven by efficiency improvements in Norway and demand-led production increases in France,the company said in a statement on Wednesday Feburary 11.

Chinese mills cut silico-manganese purchase prices for Feb

China's major stainless steel producers have reduced their silico-manganese prices for February delivery.

EU anti-dumping investigation deters silico-manganese imports from India

European consumers and traders have been holding back from buying silico-manganese from India, on concerns over the European Union’s ongoing anti-dumping investigation into the material, sources told Metal Bulletin.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key updates on February 10

Good Morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asia offices on Tuesday February 10. We bring you the latest news and prices below:

BRAZIL EXPORTS JANUARY 2015: Manganese ore, nickel shipments drop

Exports of manganese ore from Brazil were down by over 40% year-on-year in January 2015, mainly on lower shipments to China, while nickel sales decreased 6.4% in the same comparison.

BRAZIL EXPORTS JANUARY 2015: Ferro-alloys, silicon metal volumes continue free fall

Brazil’s ferro-alloys exports continued to fall year-on-year in January 2015, affected by the significant drop in domestic production.

Nizi Int'l buys silicon powder manufacturer Keyvest

Nizi International has bought Keyvest, a Belgian manufacturer of silicon powders, the Luxembourg-based trading house said on Monday February 9.

WEEK AHEAD: Bulk alloys

Manganese ore market participants are braced for further price cuts by leading producers.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday February 06:

WEEK IN BRIEF: LME rules; CME closes open outcry floors; copper prices rally; interviews

Metal Bulletin looks back at some of the key stories from the past week.