After a month in which prices lost some $200, manganese flake
managed to find support at its current levels, with some traders having slightly more difficulty in getting hold of material.
“The Chinese don’t seem to be selling at the moment,” a European trader said. “However, this pause isn’t demand driven. There have been no more enquiries than usual and no increase in business – it’s mostly due to shutdowns.”
This stabilisation was echoed through most of the rest of the complex, with only antimony, indium and rhenium losing any ground.
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