April 2016

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES: Noble ores & bulk alloys

The following MB ores & alloys prices changed on Friday April 29:

INDIAN SILICO-MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Prices fall 7.5% as producers compete for Asian demand

Key data from the April 26 pricing session in London.

OMH losses worsen in 2015 on low manganese ore prices

OM Holdings (OMH) made a net loss of A$125 million ($97 million) for the year ending December 31, 2015, compared with a loss of A$66 million in 2014.

Brazil's manganese ore export volumes up in March, revenues continue to fall

Volumes of manganese ore exported from Brazil increased 12.5% year-on-year in March, while revenues fell in the same comparison.

YINCHUAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Five things we learned

Here are five key things Metal Bulletin learned at the Ferro-Alloys Conference in Yinchuan this month.

PEOPLE MOVES: Eramet appoints new ceos of Eramet Alloys, Eramet Nickel and Eramet Manganese

Georges Duval, ceo of Eramet Alloys, has resigned, while Philippe Vecten has been promoted from deputy ceo to ceo of Eramet Nickel and Eramet Manganese, Eramet announced at its board meeting held on 22 April 2016 in Paris.

Eramet’s Q1 manganese ore sales down 10% y-o-y

French miner Eramet's sales of manganese ore in the first quarter of this year decreased 10% when compared with the same period of last year as a result of sharply lower prices.

Brazil's ferro-alloys producer Granha Ligas reopens plant on fiscal incentives

Brazil’s ferro-silico-manganese producer Granha Ligas has resumed operations at its Corumbá plant, in the central-western state of Mato Grosso do Sul.


The following MB ores & alloys prices changed on Friday April 22:

YINCHUAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Chinese silico-manganese surplus to ease this year – analyst

The oversupply in China’s silico-manganese market will ease this year as supply falls faster than demand, Mysteel analyst Cha Zuodong said at the Yinchuan Ferro-Alloys conference last week.