April 2018

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 30/04: LME base metals firm; PPS to buy 2,000 t of good western Ali; Gertler sues Glencore for $3bln over DRC copper-cobalt mining asset royalties

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday April 30.

World silico-manganese supplies up 41.9% amid soaring Chinese output

World silico-manganese supplies rose by 41.9% year on year in March to 1.37 million tonnes due to soaring Chinese production feeding strong demand from domestic steel mills, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

World manganese ore supply up 5% year on year in March

World manganese ore supply grew by 5% year on year in March to 1.58 million tonnes of manganese units, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 27/04: Chinese lithium carbonate prices fall as producers cut offers

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: LME sanction update; Afarak shelves Helsinki delisting; KMR halts production in SA; China minor metal imports, exports

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 27/04: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday April 27:

IN FIGURES: China’s ferro-alloys imports in March

A summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in March 2018.

Anglo posts 7% rise in manganese ore production in Q1; sales dip

Anglo American boosted manganese ore production in the first quarter of 2018 year on year, coinciding with higher manganese ore prices, although sales dropped 1% year on year.

BATTERY MATERIALS CONF: EV penetration in China to reach 7% by 2020; government policies shaping the market

A series of government policies will aid the rapid acceleration of electric vehicle (EV) sales in China - with market penetration projected to reach 7% among all types of vehicles in the country by 2020, according to Jia Hongtao, director of Beijing Electric Vehicle Co Ltd.

ANGLO AMERICAN AT A GLANCE: Q1 production results

Summary of Anglo American’s production results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.