October 2023

Fresh deals support China’s higher-grade seaborne manganese ore market, semi-carbonated prices stable

Higher-grade seaborne manganese ore prices rose slightly following fresh bookings on Friday October 27, while the lower-grade seaborne ore market remained stable despite a derailment leading to “lost volumes”, Fastmarkets heard.

Manganese ore analytics for October 24-30, 2023

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday October 30, 2023.

South African manganese ore volumes lost due to Transnet derailment

Tens of thousands of manganese ore volumes in South Africa have been “lost” from the market following a train derailment in the Saldanha Bay corridor, a major rail transport route used to ferry ore shipments from mine to port.

Weak downstream demand dents Chinese ferro-alloys market’s ‘Golden September, Silver October’

Chinese ferro-alloys participants witnessed a tepid performance in their respective markets during what was expected to be a robust period for the industry in September and October, with prices generally weakening amid sluggish downstream demand, sources have told Fastmarkets.

Inflated supply weighs on higher-grade manganese ore seaborne prices; lower-grade market rises on fresh deals

Seaborne prices of higher-grade manganese ore delivered to China softened during the week to Friday October 20 because of high September imports and a sharp increase in port inventories.

Manganese ore analytics for October 17-23, 2023

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday October 23, 2023.

Reducing use of coke must be R&D priority for ferro-alloys sector - Pertama

Reducing the ferro-alloys industry's reliance on coke will be a major priority in the transition to a greener future and research & development will be the key to achieving this, according to the general manager at Malaysia's Pertama Ferroalloys, Yuki Nakamura.

Semi-carbonated seaborne manganese ore prices rise on fresh deals, higher grade prices inch down

Prices for semi-carbonated seaborne manganese ore to China strengthened on fresh deals in the week to Friday October 13, whereas higher grade prices inched down amid quiet post-holiday conditions in the portside market and concerns around high alloy supply.

Manganese ore analytics for October 10-16, 2023

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday October 16, 2023.

Delayed publication of manganese ore fot indices: pricing notice

The publication of Fastmarkets' manganese ore fot indices for Monday October 9 was delayed due to a reporter error.