Chinese market dealers expect further price increases when consumer tenders are settled because heavy industries face strict environmental controls in the near term that may affect production.
European trading has been quiet although there are signs that the market may be establishing a price floor after months of steady price losses.
Chinese market support underscores prices
Chinese steelmakers' tenders expected for August, which could boost prices
European outlook steady in near term
US market stable but inactive
China producers support prices
The domestic Chinese ferro-silicon price has steadied after the previous week’s price surge, with major Chinese ferro-silicon producers holding their offer prices.
Fastmarkets’ ferro-silicon 75% Si min, in-warehouse China price was 6,500-6,700 yuan ($943-972) per tonne, unchanged from the previous week.