March 2015


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

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 5

Hello and good morning from Metal bulletin's London office, bringing you up to date with the key news and price moves at the start of the Asian day.

Glencore increased manganese alloy production 17% in 2014

Glencore’s manganese alloy production increased 17% year-on-year in 2014, due to increased efficiencies and better demand, the company announced on Tuesday March 3.

Indian SiMn producers halt or reduce output as prices fall further

Indian silico-manganese producers have reduced their output or temporarily suspended production, as prices continued to fall on weak demand in the international market.

Kudumane accepts business rescue, restarts mining after a month’s stoppage

Kudumane has accepted a court order placing it under business rescue and has restarted manganese mining after a month’s stoppage, a spokesman for the company told Metal Bulletin.

PRICING NOTICE: Correction to European silico-manganese price

Metal Bulletin’s silico-manganese ddp Europe price for February 6, 13, 20 and 27 has been updated after being left unchanged on those dates due to a data entry error.

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Producers, consumers report higher prices after weeks of falls

Manganese ore prices broke their downward trend on Friday February 27 as buyers and sellers simultaneously reported higher prices after weeks of consecutive falls.

FACTS: China's ferro-alloy imports in January

Summary of China’s ores and ferro-alloy imports in January.