Europe manganese flake price at new high on China shipment delays, tight prompt supply

Delays to material shipments from China and tightening availability in Europe continued to push manganese flake prices to new highs in the week to Friday January 22.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for manganese, 99.7% electrolytic manganese flake, in-whs Rotterdam climbed 1.6% to $2,800-2,940 per tonne on Friday January 22, up from $2,750-2,900 per tonne mid-week when prices had moved up to that level from $2,610-2,760 per tonne.
“The march continues. It’s absurd,” a trader in Europe said.

Prices are up by more than 30% since the beginning of the year, when...

Published

Ewa Manthey

January 25, 2021

15:02 GMT

London