December 2016

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Supplier resilience helps low-grade prices recover ground

Low-grade manganese ore prices clawed back some earlier losses on Friday December 9, as at least one supplier returned to the market with a higher offer price after sitting out last week.

Manganese ore market plays down price ‘correction’

Manganese ore producers say they are unfazed by the sudden drop in prices over the past week, calling it a “correction”, not a crash.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 02/12: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday December 2:

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Rally breaks as buying interest fades

Manganese ore prices broke their three-month rally on Friday December 2 as buying interest started to wind down and amid reports of previously tightly-held stocks being released in ports.

South32 shuts down Metalloys plant after fatality

South32’s Metalloys manganese alloy plant was shut down on Monday November 28 due to a fatality, the company said this week.

Manganese ore probe reveals creative solutions to logistics disruptions

A probe into the loading of manganese ore onto a Panama-registered vessel in Cape Town has highlighted the lengths to which producers are going to avoid logistics bottlenecks on their regular export routes.