Fastmarkets’ manganese ore index, 37% Mn, cif Tianjin
fell by $0.08 per dry metric tonne unit (dmtu) on April 6 to $4.61 per dmtu.
Fastmarkets’ corresponding index for manganese ore 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth
nudged down by $0.02 per dmtu to $3.41 per dmtu on the same day.
Fastmarkets’ index for manganese ore 44% Mn, cif Tianjin
went down by $0.05 per dmtu on Friday to $5.27 per dmtu.
Buyers were waiting on offer prices from some major suppliers for their May-shipment material while most miners’ prices were significantly lower than in previous weeks amid low port prices and high stocks in Chinese ports capping prices despite the sharp increase in freight rates since mid-February.
“As soon as you offer above the spot price [at Chinese ports], buyers start to ask ‘why should I buy from you if I can buy cheaper at...