December 2015

BULK ALLOYS WRAP: Fresh lows as production cuts underwhelm

Bulk alloys prices dropped to fresh multi-year lows on Friday December 18, after a spate of new production cuts failed to spark any kind of recovery.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday December 18:

WEEK IN BRIEF: Fed raises interest rates; nickel stocks; Trafigura results; TC/RCs fall; ores and alloys cuts

Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news from the past five days in the metals markets.

Manganese ore index: High grade records fresh low as traders cut offers

Metal Bulletin’s high grade manganese ore index crashed to an all-time low on Friday December 18 as traders slashed offer prices to secure scarce demand.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Latest metal markets news on December 18

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the day in Asia on Friday December 18.

TAPPED IN: Counting the ferro-alloys cuts

Metal Bulletin starting counting cuts in global copper production in November and soon decided to replicate its counter in ferro-alloys.

Kudumane has cut Mn ore output by 50% since May

Kudumane Manganese Resources has gradually reduced its manganese ore production and sales by 50% in recent months and is operating at about 65,000 tpm today, the company said.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal markets news so far on December 17

A round-up of the latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American morning on Thursday December 17.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal news and price updates on December 17

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday December 17.

Glencore cuts SiMn production by 50% in Norway

Glencore has cut silico-manganese production by 50% at its plant in Norway, taking output to 5,000 tpm.