GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Weak sentiment, falling yuan weigh on China high-grade ore market

The seaborne high-grade manganese ore index fell in the week to August 30, while the low-grade ore market consolidated after falling heavily in the previous week.

Seaborne high-grade manganese ore index in China drops Seaborne low-grade cif and fob ore prices range bound Port ore prices drop to encourage buying interest Alloys slide in China, India amid weak demand Alloys stable in Europe, United States The high-grade manganese ore price in China slid in the week ending Friday 30 August for the second consecutive session amid weakening market sentiment resulting from further yuan depreciation and uncertainty over demand for manganese alloys in the near term.

Fastmarkets’ manganese ore index 44% Mn, cif Tianjin fell by $0.13 to $5.50 per dry metric tonne unit (dmtu) in the latest assessment period ended on August 30 on Friday.

Although major high-grade manganese ore miners had not announced their offer prices for October delivery, many Chinese market participants expected lower prices, citing rising costs risks.

The depreciation of the yuan means purchases of ore imports in US...


Chris Kavanagh

Declan Conway

Jon Stibbs

Amy Lv

September 03, 2019

17:25 GMT

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