Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2020 MB60Raw materialsALUMINA ROUND-UP: Australia fob index at five-month high on new China dealAlumina prices on an fob Australia basis have gone up over the past week due to a high-priced deal for material destined for China, but market participants were still searching for clarity on market conditions on Thursday February 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919418/ALUMINA-ROUND-UP-Australia-fob-index-at-five-month-high-on-new-China-deal.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2020 17:30:00 GMTAnglo American 2019 copper output down slightly; Quellaveco on trackCopper output by global miner Anglo American was down slightly in 2019, which the company attributed to the year being one of the driest on record in Chile, it said on Thursday February 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919301/Anglo-American-2019-copper-output-down-slightly-Quellaveco-on-track.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2020 13:05:00 GMTAlcoa gets ASI chain of custody certification as portfolio review continuesAlcoa Corp has been certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) to market products under ASI’s chain of custody standard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919260/Alcoa-gets-ASI-chain-of-custody-certification-as-portfolio-review-continues.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2020 02:33:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 19Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 19 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919265/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-February-19.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2020 00:05:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Markets steady in quiet tradingKey data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday February 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919238/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Markets-steady-in-quiet-trading.htmlWed, 19 Feb 2020 18:22:00 GMTChinese buyers can apply for tariff exemptions on US copper, Al scrap imports from MarchChinese importers could be able to buy United States’ copper and aluminium scrap without the current 25% tariffs from July, China's Ministry of Finance Customs Department said in a notice on Tuesday February 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919234/Chinese-buyers-can-apply-for-tariff-exemptions-on-US-copper-Al-scrap-imports-from-March.htmlWed, 19 Feb 2020 17:30:00 GMTChina Copper locks in major concentrates deal with TCs in low $70s/t - sourcesOne of China's largest copper smelters has locked in a major deal for supply at a time of reduced demand due to a virus-led logistics lockdown in the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919152/China-Copper-locks-in-major-concentrates-deal-with-TCs-in-low-70st-sources.htmlWed, 19 Feb 2020 14:19:00 GMTChinese tungsten concentrate, APT prices supported by slow restart to productionPrices for tungsten concentrate and ammonium paratungstate (APT) in China will stay firm in the short term amid persistent supply tightness while the country’s producers gradually resume operations following the extended lunar new year break, market sources said on Wednesday February 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3919111/Chinese-tungsten-concentrate-APT-prices-supported-by-slow-restart-to-production.htmlWed, 19 Feb 2020 13:58:00 GMTIndonesia slashes Ni ore production; ramps up refined capacityIndonesia will reduce its nickel ore production by 52% year on year to 25 million wet metric tonnes (wmt) in 2020, according to the Indonesian Nickel Mining Association, while introducing four new domestic smelters to produce ferro-nickel and nickel pig iron (NPI) ahead of the domestic mineral ore export ban this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918988/Indonesia-slashes-Ni-ore-production-ramps-up-refined-capacity.htmlTue, 18 Feb 2020 17:14:00 GMTGlencore expects further challenges for South African ferro-chrome, more Chinese outputChallenging conditions will continue in the South African ferro-chrome market and Chinese production will continue to expand, Glencore said on Tuesday February 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918990/Glencore-expects-further-challenges-for-South-African-ferro-chrome-more-Chinese-output.htmlTue, 18 Feb 2020 15:20:00 GMTRecord Shanghai copper deliveries re-ignite lost cash-and-carry tradeThe market of last resort has just re-ignited copper’s cash-and-carry trade in China for the first time since 2018.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918813/Record-Shanghai-copper-deliveries-re-ignite-lost-cash-and-carry-trade.htmlMon, 17 Feb 2020 15:24:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Europe SiMn up almost 4%, FeMn up more than 2%Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday February 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918626/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Europe-SiMn-up-almost-4-FeMn-up-more-than-2.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 18:55:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: European alloy prices keep rising amid increased inquiriesKey data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday February 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918695/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-European-alloy-prices-keep-rising-amid-increased-inquiries.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 18:40:00 GMTCoronavirus outbreak prompts major Chinese zinc smelters to slash output as acid stocks build upSeveral Chinese major zinc smelters are running at reduced output to prevent the quick build-up of sulfuric acid because a logistics lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak has dampened the sales outlook of the zinc smelting by-product. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918700/Coronavirus-outbreak-prompts-major-Chinese-zinc-smelters-to-slash-output-as-acid-stocks-build-up.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 18:32:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: Tight supplies fuel global prices as coronavirus threat growsKey data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday February 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918696/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Tight-supplies-fuel-global-prices-as-coronavirus-threat-grows.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 18:05:00 GMTCopper concentrates TC/RCs shoot up as China spot market dries upSpot treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for copper concentrates have shot up to a 10-and-a-half-month high with market sellers scrambling to find smelters willing to take cargoes.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918694/Copper-concentrates-TCRCs-shoot-up-as-China-spot-market-dries-up.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 17:59:00 GMTBorder closures leave Chinese inland miners cut off from export marketsChinese mineral producers trying to return to work amid the coronavirus disruptions are being hampered by the continuing shortage of land freight options and restrictions on border crossings. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918697/Border-closures-leave-Chinese-inland-miners-cut-off-from-export-markets.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 17:00:00 GMTCoronavirus outbreak leads to tungsten supply shortage in ChinaChina will experience a supply shortage of tungsten concentrates and ammonium paratungstate (APT) in early 2020 due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918588/Coronavirus-outbreak-leads-to-tungsten-supply-shortage-in-China.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 14:29:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Aluminium prices capped by China overcapacity, Norsk Hydro CEO says Plans for new aluminium smelting capacity in China would weigh on an already oversupplied market and place a further restraint on prices, according to the chief executive officer of Norsk Hydro. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3918552/INTERVIEW-Aluminium-prices-capped-by-China-overcapacity-Norsk-Hydro-CEO-says.htmlFri, 14 Feb 2020 06:32:00 GMT