August 2019

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 30/08: Cobalt hydroxide index up 28% in reaction to Mutanda closure

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

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 30/08: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday August 30:

World silico-manganese supply hit record 1.6 mln tonnes in July

World silico-manganese supply reached a record high of 1.6 million tonnes in July, up by nearly 24% year on year and climbing by 6.5% month on month, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

July manganese ore supply jumped 8.8% year on year

World manganese ore supply jumped by 8.8% year-on-year in July 2019 to 1.86 million tonnes of manganese units, according to the latest research by the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

Chinese silico-manganese price steadied by balanced fundamentals so far in 2019

The Chinese domestic spot silico-manganese price has been less volatile so far in 2019 thanks to relatively balanced supply and demand fundamentals over the period, market sources told Fastmarkets on the sidelines of an industrial conference in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia, on Thursday August 29.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from August 27

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday August 27 that are worth another look.

FOCUS: Market participants expect poor manganese ore outlook for rest of 2019

Manganese ore market participants in China expect a poor outlook for manganese ore prices for the remainder of 2019, amid steady supply growth and lagging demand.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of Chinese manganese, chrome ore port inventories

The publication of manganese ore and chrome ore inventory assessments at main Chinese ports were delayed due to an administrative error.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices plummet after miners slash offers to secure deals

The low-grade seaborne manganese ore index in China fell by more than 5% in the week ended Friday August 23 due to low transaction prices and weak sentiment, with the high-grade ore price following albeit at a slower pace.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 23/08: Cobalt consolidates gains in anticipation of post-summer consumer buying

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