April 2024

Why China’s new 2024 steel output cut policy is altering value chain dynamics

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will work with relevant parties to regulate crude steel production, with a focus on energy saving and reducing carbon emissions. It will also release guidance on crude steel output for different steel mills later this year after a national investigation on steel capacity, according to an official notice on April 3.

Tomb Sweeping Day holiday subdues manganese ore trading; seaborne, portside markets mostly flat

Seaborne manganese ore prices to China were relatively stable during the pricing period to Friday April 5, with trading muted due to the public holiday in China.

Manganese ore analytics for April 2-8 2024

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday April 8 2024.

Manganese ore analytics for March 26-April 1, 2024

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday April 1, 2024.

Chinese seaborne manganese ore prices fall amid sluggish demand

Seaborne manganese ore prices to China fell in the pricing period ended on Tuesday April 2, with demand among Chinese buyers weak amid production cutbacks of manganese alloy smelters and end-user steelmakers.