MB Index

To date, Metal Bulletin has developed several of its own indices.
Read on about how you can get the latest update on the MB Iron Ore Index , the MB Coking Coal Index , the MB Ferrous Scrap Index , the MB Alumina Index , the MB Manganese Ore Index , the MB Ferrochrome Index and the MB Copper Concentrates Index :

Metal Bulletin Iron Ore Index (MBIOI) are reference prices for the iron ore spot market. They are tonnage-weighted calculations of actual transactions that have been normalised to a base specification and delivery point, using the value-in-use for materials applied by the market.

The primary role of Metal Bulletin Iron Ore Indices is to provide market participants with a fair and robust representation of the physical iron ore spot market. Our methodolody and index specifications are designed to do just this. The MB methodology provides users with a robust price for iron ore. As a result, the index can be used by market participants to fulfil a number of functions. 

For any questions you may have about The Iron Ore Index , including the methodology and flowsheet , please contact Chris Ellis on  cellis@metalbulletin.com

To view the daily MB Iron Ore Index , please go to www.mbironoreindex.com


Metal Bulletin's Alumina Indices provide a clear measurement of prices in the smelter grade alumina spot market.

Metal Bulletin's benchmark fob Australia Alumina Index (basis Bunbury, Western Australia) is widely-used and established in the physical market as a benchmark price in contracts among producers, traders and consumers. To see the latest index update and history of the Metal Bulletin fob Australia Alumina Index so far, click here.

Metal Bulletin also publishes a fob Brazil Alumina Index (basis Vila do Conde) to represent the differential in price between cargoes sold on a fob Vila do Conde and fob Bunbury basis. This adjustment is published as a premium or discount to the fob Bunbury price once a fortnight. To see the latest index update and history of the Metal Bulletin alumina index so far, click here.

The Metal Bulletin Alumina Indices are an objective calculation, tonnage-weighted in favour of actual transactions, which have been normalised to a base loading point, in line with Metal Bulletin's established and respected index methodology.

Metal Bulletin's Alumina Indices are equally weighted towards the buy and sell sides of the market, and the mechanisms included in the methodology mean unfair bias is eliminated and outlier data is removed.

This objective, transaction-based approach means Metal Bulletin's Alumina Index is the closest reflection of the physical market.

For any questions regarding Metal Bulletin's alumina index, please contact Chris Ellis on cellis@metalbulletin.com.

The Metal Bulletin Coking Coal Indices are daily reference prices for the coking coal spot market. Each index is a tonnage-weighted calculation of actual transactions that have been normalised to a base specification using the value-in-use for different materials.

The indices are based on actual transactions, which are reported to Metal Bulletin by any market participant who is conducting trades on a CFR China or FOB Australia spot basis. The index methodology is structurally designed to balance the influence of both sides of the market. All market data is combined into a single reference price, allowing maximum liquidity in the model.

For questions direct to Chris Ellis, cellis@metalbulletin.com. To access the Metal Bulletin Coking Coal Indices click here.






Metal Bulletin's Ferrous Scrap Indices have been designed to offer a clear measurement of prices in the global ferrous scrap market. 

Metal Bulletin publishes four Ferrous scrap indices:

         CFR Iskenderun HMS 1&2 (80:20) North Europe material

         CFR Iskenderun HMS 1&2 (80:20) USA material

         FOB Rotterdam HMS 1&2 (80:20)

         CFR India Shredded

The Ferrous Scrap Indices utilise a tonnage-weighted calculation of actual transactions which have been normalised to a base gradeand delivery or loading point, in line with Metal Bulletin 's established and respected index methodology.

This methodology allows Metal Bulletin to provide an accurate and unbiased representation of the spot market for ferrous scrap, and includes mechanisms to minimise unfair or unrepresentative market distortion.

For any questions regarding Metal Bulletin's Ferrous Scrap Index , please contact Inaki Villanueva on ivillanueva@metalbulletin.com .



 

MB's Manganese Ore Indices MBMnOI44 and MBMnOI37, are two weekly reference prices for the manganese ore spot market. They are a tonnage-weighted calculation of actual transactions that have been normalised to a base specification of Manganese content (44%Mn and 37%Mn respectively), and delivery point or loading point (Tianjin and Port Elizabeth respectively).

The Index methodology includes mechanisms to ensure that all sides of the market are equally represented, unfair bias is eliminated, and outlier data is removed.

To see the latest index update and history of the MB Mn Ore Index so far, please click here .

For any questions regarding Metal Bulletin's Manganese Ore Index , please contact Inaki Villanueva on ivillanueva@metalbulletin.com





 
MB's Copper Concentrates Index is a twice-monthly reference price for treatment and refining charges in the Asia-Pacific market. The Index is a tonnage-weighted calculation of actual transactions that have been normalised to a base specification and delivery point, using the value-in-use for different materials applied by the market.

The Index methodology includes mechanisms to ensure that all sides of the market are equally represented, unfair bias is eliminated, and outlier data is removed. To see the latest index update and history of the MB Copper Concentrates Index so far, please click here.

The Copper Concentrates Index is a twice-monthly reference price for treatment and refining charges in the Asia-Pacific market. The Index is a tonnage-weighted calculation of actual transactions that have been normalised to a base specification and delivery point, using the value-in-use for different materials applied by the market.

For any questions regarding Metal Bulletin's Copper Concentrate Index , please contact Inaki Villanueva on ivillanueva@metalbulletin.com






MB China import charge chrome 50% Cr index , cif Shanghai, duty unpaid, is an objective representation of the charge-chrome market, based on a tonnage weighted calculation of actual trades, which have been normalised to a base specification and location, utilising the established MB index methodology.

The Index methodology includes mechanisms to ensure that all sides of the market are equally represented, unfair bias is eliminated, and outlier data is removed. To see the latest index update and history of the MB FerroChrome Index so far, please click here.

The index is based on actual transactions, which are reported to MB by any market participant who is conducting trades in the charge-chrome market. Where insufficient transactions have taken place in the market, assessments, bids and offers from market participants may be included in the index calculation.

For any questions regarding Metal Bulletin's FerroChrome Index , please contact Inaki Villanueva on ivillanueva@metalbulletin.com
 

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