GLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European FeV, V2O5 prices continue to rise with December stocks limited

European prices for ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide continued to rise last week, supported by steady demand and limited availability, while the Chinese and US markets stabilized.

  • Chinese V2O5 and ferro-vanadium markets quiet and largely stable; underpinned by tightness 
  • European prices continue to increase with spot availability limited 
  • US spot market interest spikes amid signs of overseas strength
Export prices for ferro-vanadium and V2O5 from China were roughly stable last week, amid an unchanged domestic market and a lack of interest from overseas buyers, who preferred the convenience of material available for prompt delivery.
Metal Bulletin’s price assessment for Chinese V2O5 stabilized at $9-9.20 per lb, fob China, on Thursday November 30.
“The export market has been quiet for weeks [but] the domestic market has continued on the uptrend, with material in tight supply,” a major exporter told Metal Bulletin.
“For shipment it’s almost impossible to get an offer,” a trader added.

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Charlotte Radford

Anna Xu

Chris Kavanagh

December 05, 2017

08:30 GMT

Shanghai, London,