May 2018

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade ore prices dip below $6 per dmtu; downstream demand weakens

Manganese ore prices dropped as much as 8.4% in the past week amid deteriorating downstream demand.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 04/05: Lithium carbonate prices dip for third week on cheaper supply availability

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

NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Korea Zinc agrees contract terms; KMR delays manganese ore shipments; cobalt prices fall for first time since Oct

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

LME ASIA WEEK: Chinese ferro-alloys price volatility signals relevance of ZCE futures contracts

Ferro-alloy futures trading on China’s Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) has come a long way since both ferro-silicon and silico-manganese were first listed on the exchange in August 2014.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 04/05: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday May 4:

KMR forced to reschedule manganese ore shipments from South Africa [UPDATE]

South African miner Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) has delayed deliveries of some of its manganese ore shipments following heavy rains in the country’s Northern Cape region.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 01/05: LME base metals lower; US postpones Section 232 tariffs on steel, Ali; HBI export market to continue growth

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Tuesday May 1.

Five effects of high manganese ore prices

Manganese ore prices increased by as much as 70% between early December and late in March when they started to slide again.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore, alloy prices drop further on weak demand in China

Manganese ore and alloy prices have continued to slide in China due to deteriorating downstream demand, while prices also weakened in Europe and held in the United States.