February 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Brazilian ferro-alloys companies stop as energy prices make production unviable

Brazil’s ferro-alloys and silicon metal output has been reduced to just a handful of companies in early 2015, with most players unable to renew their energy supply contracts and the current high power prices making production unviable.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key moves and news for February 6

Here are the latest news and price moves for the start of the Asian trading day on Friday February 6.

More manganese ore price cuts expected for March shipments

Manganese ore market participants expect fresh price cuts for March shipments after high-grade prices dropped below $4.00 per dmtu last week.

SiMn prices flat in India as producers hold back offers

Indian silico-manganese prices held this week, as some domestic producers held back offers because prices remained below their production costs.

Silico-manganese prices rise on stronger demand, tight supply

Silico-manganese prices rose for the first time this year on Friday January 30 as market sources reported tighter supply and healthy demand.