Ore prices jump as much as 35 cents as consumers stockpile
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Manganese ore prices jumped by as much as 35 cents per lb on Friday February 9, as consumers stockpiled ahead of Chinese New Year in anticipation of further price increases.
Metal Bulletin’s 37% manganese ore index rose 5.6% week-on-week to $6.55 per dry metric tonne (dmtu), fob Port Elizabeth.
Metal Bulletin’s 37% manganese ore index, cif China, rose to $7.21 per dmtu.
Metal Bulletin’s 44% manganese ore index was calculated at $7.28 per dmtu cif Tianjin, on Friday February 9, leaping 3.73% week-on-week.
“Demand is good; it is one week before Chinese New Year and mills want to stockpile before prices rise further,” a...