GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Weak demand in China softens 37% ore price

Low-grade manganese ore cif prices fell over the past week, with some buyers holding back from purchasing in the hope of lower prices.

  • 37% cif China prices fall in response to low demand
  • High-grade ore price stable
  • Alloys in India fall again, sparking output cuts
  • Weak market dampens European alloy prices
  • Alloy prices stable in the United States

The low-grade seaborne manganese ore price in China continued to fall on Friday September 13 amid persistently weak buying interest.
Fastmarkets’ manganese ore index 37% Mn, cif Tianjin fell by 8 cents week on week to $4.91 per dry metric tonne unit (dmtu) on September 13.
Fastmarkets’ index for manganese ore, 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth stood at $4.06 per dmtu on the same day, unchanged from the previous week.
The high-grade seaborne manganese ore index in China was stable with the market in a stalemate after many Chinese buyers choosing to take a watch-and-wait stance, saying that current offer prices are too high for them.

Fastmarkets’ index for manganese ore, 44% Mn,...

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Janie Davies

Chris Kavanagh

Declan Conway

Jon Stibbs

Amy Lv

September 17, 2019

09:39 GMT

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