April 2015

Brazil power crisis will support SiMn prices in Q2 – IMnI

Silico-manganese shutdowns in Brazil will continue to underpin European demand in Q2 2015, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

PRICING NOTICE: Effect of Chinese May holiday on MB prices

Metal Bulletin's Chinese price assessments will be affected by the upcoming holiday on May 1 Friday.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key moves and news for April 28

An update from Metal Bulletin on price moves and company news in the metals markets to set you up for April 28.

APCX will trade manganese ore on Shanghai exchange

Shanghai Asia Pacific International Commodities Exchange (APCX) is planning to launch manganese ore trading to discover a “Shanghai price” for material in China.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday April 24:

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices fall as buyers bid aggressively

Manganese ore prices dropped again on Friday April 24 amid aggressive counter-bidding by Chinese consumers.

Silico-manganese prices rise in tightening European market

Silico-manganese prices edged higher on Friday April 24 as suppliers reported tighter market availability due to Brazil’s power-related production shutdowns and a lack of offers from India, where producers have also cut output.

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

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in March.

Vale shuts down ferro-alloys plants in Minas Gerais due to 'unviable' energy prices

Vale has shut down its ferro-alloys plants in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State as high energy prices made it economically unviable to operate them, the company said on Wednesday April 22.

WEEK AHEAD: Manganese ore

Manganese ore suppliers had a bit of a rest on Friday from a relentless price descent, as 38% manganese ore index, fob port Elizabeth held week-on-week for the first time since February 27.