July 2015

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for July 27

The Monday Brief infographic for July 27.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday July 24:

WEEK IN BRIEF: Fanya fallout; copper price pressure; SRB activity; MB APEX results

Charlotte Radford reviews some of the key news and price moves reported by Metal Bulletin this week.

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Grades diverge on strong demand for 44-46% ore

Manganese ore prices diverged on Friday July 24 as market participants reported stronger demand for higher grades of material.

Manganese alloys prices drop in Europe; SiMn hits 6-year low

Manganese alloys prices in Europe dropped sharply on Friday July 24, as producers slashed offers to win consumer tenders.

Manganese ore August offer prices to China remain flat; support spot prices

Four major manganese ore suppliers have published their August offer prices to China, giving some support to spot manganese ore prices at the moment.

INFOGRÁFICO - MINÉRIO DE MANGANÊS: Volume de exportações brasileiras cresce em junho

O volume de exportações brasileiras de minério de manganês continuou a crescer em junho, tanto na comparação mensal quanto anual, de acordo com dados do ministério de comércio exterior do país, MDIC.

Vale achieves higher manganese ore output in Q2

Vale’s manganese ore production was up 9.6% year-on-year in the second quarter, boosted by improved productivity at its Urucum mine, the company said on Thursday July 23.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news so far on Thursday July 23

Key news and price moves so far on July 23 to start the day in North America.

China’s manganese ore imports up in June on increased volumes from Australia, Gabon and Ghana

China’s manganese ore imports rose to 1.33 million tonnes in June, up 24.17% month-on-month, as increased imports from Australia, Gabon and Ghana offset the reduced volume from South Africa, according to Chinese customs data.