December 2019


Fastmarkets' 2019 International Ferro-alloys Conference in November brought participants from throughout the global ferro-alloys market to Budapest for meetings and contract negotiations.

Low-grade manganese ore prices soar on lowered January volumes

The seaborne price of low-grade manganese ore in China jumped during the week ended Friday December 6, after some Chinese buyers accepted higher-than-expected offers for limited volumes of material.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Seaborne ore prices surge as buyers vie for material

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday December 6.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 06/12: Cobalt payables stabilize amid increased inquiries; lithium sellers offload

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 4

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday December 4 that are worth another look.

Hebei Steel cuts silico-manganese price by $17/t for December, bearish sentiment prevails

Hebei Steel, China’s second largest steel mill, released its purchase price for silico-manganese at 5,950 yuan ($844) per tonne for December delivery, down by 150 yuan per tonne from its November tender price, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday December 4.

Weakening manganese ore port prices, high stocks dampen seaborne market

Seaborne manganese ore prices for both grades in China nudged down in the week ended Friday November 29 after buying sentiment was dented by falling port-side ore prices and the continued rise in port-side inventories.

Hebei Steel’s SiMn tender price could decline again in Dec, sources say

Hebei Steel’s purchase price for silico-manganese for December delivery might be lower than the prior month, though probably only slightly, due to an abundance of supply as well as falling prices in the spot and futures markets, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday December 3.