GLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Chinese export activity increases; European, US FeV markets continue to feel supply constraints

Chinese vanadium exporters experienced increased activity over the past week, while ferro-vanadium tightness continued to bolster prices in the United States and Europe.

  • Chinese exporters see uptick in activity levels; V2O5 offers up on limited availability
  • European ferro-vanadium market edges upward despite slowed spot market ahead of holidays
  • US ferro-vanadium market continues ascent on supply concerns

The Chinese ferro-vanadium export market saw more deals over the past week, with prices unchanged on a weekly basis, but exporters raised their offers for vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) amid low availability.
Metal Bulletin’s latest assessment for the fob China ferro-vanadium price stood at $68-70 per kg on Thursday March 29, unchanged from the previous week. Meanwhile, the assessment for V2O5 was up to $14.50-15.80 per lb from $14-15.50 per lb one week ago - an increase of 2.7%.

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Anna Xu

Chris Kavanagh

April 03, 2018

08:20 GMT

New York, Shanghai