GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: European market forfeits gains as demand tapers off; China and US markets unmoved

The European ferro-silicon market backtracked over the past week, erasing recent gains as demand in the region tailed off, while US and Chinese prices both held amid lackluster trading activity.

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The European ferro-silicon market has moved down over the past week, paring earlier gains as brief buying interest from consumers has petered out and suppliers have cut their offer prices as a result.

Fastmarkets assessed the price of ferro-silicon, lumpy, basis 75% Si (scale pro rata), delivered Europe at €900-920 ($1,001-1,023) per tonne on October 25, down €20 from a week earlier.

Despite recent market reports of export offers to the European Union from Kazakhstan no firm deals have been done, traders said. Apparently suppliers of ferro-silicon from Kazakhstan are wary about offering material too readily that may cut prices in Europe to below €900 per tonne and instead they are opting to wait until European steelmakers...

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Chris Kavanagh

Susan Zou

Declan Conway

October 29, 2019

12:10 GMT

London, Galway, Shanghai