Most major aluminium producers agree that tackling the carbon intensity of the smelting process
is one of the biggest challenges facing their industry.
Chinese re-rollers' interest in imported billet has waned
in recent weeks following a surge in prices in the major global markets, sources told Fastmarkets.
World manganese ore supply rose 5.4%
year on year in September to 1.87 million tonnes of manganese units, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).
Shipments of nickel laterite ore from Indonesia have resumed
gradually following a crackdown on nickel mines in the country on October 25, delegates attending the China International Nickel & Cobalt Conference in Yichang, Central China, told Fastmarkets on November 5.
The global vanadium market remained under pressure
last week from poor buying interest and good spot availability.