January 2019

World silico-manganese supply up 16% in 2018; high-carbon ferro-manganese supply flatlines

Global silico-manganese production reached a fresh record high of 15.98 million tonnes in 2018, up 15.8% year on year, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

World manganese ore production hit 20mln tonnes in 2018 - IMnI

Global manganese ore output grew 6% year on year in 2018 to 20.07 million tonnes of manganese units, driven by demand from China, which produced less domestic ore, the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) reported.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 30

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday January 30 that are worth another look.

FOCUS: Five questions about manganese ore positioning

Fresh reports are emerging of traders taking positions in the manganese ore market, sparking reminders of speculation-led rallies that occurred in previous years.

Togo’s Nayega project trucks first manganese ore to Lomé

The Nayega Manganese Project in Togo has trucked its first ore to the port of Lomé, its owner announced on Wednesday January 30.

DAVIES ON ORES: Some brighter spots for manganese after a dismal January

Manganese ore prices are showing signs of recovery after a poor start to 2019 that was blamed largely on bearish sentiment around silico-manganese and steel markets in China.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade ore prices recover some losses in China, alloys stabilize

Low-grade manganese ore prices showed signs of recovery in the week ended Friday January 25 while high-grade flattened amid increased liquidity ahead of Chinese New Year in early February.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 25/01: Cobalt price slide slows below $20 per lb watermark

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

Manganese ore prices rise for first time in 2019

Low-grade manganese ore prices have clawed back some losses after three consecutive weeks of decline, with some miners holding firm on offers amid increased demand.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 25/01: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday January 25: