Magnesium prices rise following higher offers from China

Global magnesium prices rose in the past week even as demand remains weak after higher offer prices from Chinese sellers in March fed through to the European market.

Metal Bulletin’s European magnesium price climbed to $3,100-3,400 per tonne on April 27 from $3,100-3,200 previously, while the fob China price reached $3000-3,200 per tonne on Wednesday May 2 from $2,900-2,950.
Producers in China’s Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces jointly raised their ex-works magnesium prices without acid pickling treatment to a minimum of 16,500 yuan ($2,614) per tonne on a cash payment basis, and to 17,000 yuan per tonne on money order basis, in mid-March.

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Jethro Wookey

May 02, 2012

15:49 GMT