GLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: China export prices cut to spark buying interest; EU profit-taking goes on

Chinese exporters of ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) have significantly cut offer prices to stir up some buying interest overseas, while European traders continued to take profits, applying further pressure on ferro-vanadium prices.

Chinese exporters slash offers to promote buying interest Europe FeV market continues to suffer from profit-taking Europe V2O5 market plummets following FeV downturn US FeV prices slide at slower pace due to lack of liquidity Chinese ferro-vanadium export prices dropped significantly in the pricing week ending on Thursday December 6, with Chinese traders slashing their offer prices in an attempt to promote sales after noticing a lack of buying interest from markets overseas. Fastmarkets’ price assessment for ferro-vanadium, fob China, fell to $103-108 per kg on Thursday, down 14.4% from $119-127.50 per kg a week ago and down 21.9% from the historical high of $130-140 per kg reached on October 18. A Chinese ferro-alloy smelter, who had offered at a price above $120 per kg previously, lowered the offer price to $106-108 per kg in the past week. “We don’t want to cut our price so much but we have no choice...

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Chris Kavanagh

Amy Lv

December 11, 2018

18:45 GMT

New York, Shanghai