Low-grade manganese ore market continues to soften, high-grade price bounces

Prices for seaborne low-grade and high-grade manganese ore were on divergent paths in the week ended Friday November 8, with the former continuing to trend downward on persistently weak market sentiment while the latter experienced a slight rebound following a number of large-volume deals.

Fastmarkets' manganese ore index 37% Mn, cif Tianjin dropped by 10 cents week on week to $3.25 per dry metric tonne unit (dmtu) on November 8, setting a new all-time low since Fastmarkets began calculating the index in February 2018.
Fastmarkets' manganese ore index 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth dropped by 3 cents week on week to $2.52 per dmtu on November 8.
The slower decline in the fob index compared with the cif index was the result of a reduction in freight rates last week compared with a week prior.

Some miners were heard to have sold off their December-delivery seaborne low-grade manganese ore and many buyers are expecting a lower...

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Janie Davies

Amy Lv

November 13, 2019

03:37 GMT

Shanghai, London