January 2021

MOLYBDENUM SNAPSHOT: Oxide prices recover after sub-$10/lb dip

Key data from the Friday January 22 pricing session in London.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 22/01: Manganese flake price continues higher on tight prompt supplies

An overview of the specialty steel raw materials markets in Europe and their latest price moves.

Privat SiMn plant in Ukraine suffers collapse

Privat Group’s Zaporozhye plant in Ukraine has suffered a partial collapse in the roof of the building, damaging a meltshop at a time when manganese alloys markets are rallying to multi-year highs in Europe.

Tisco hikes ferro-chrome tender price by $340/t for February

China’s leading stainless steel producer, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Tisco), has set its ferro-chrome tender price for February delivery at 8,000 yuan ($1,237) per tonne, the highest tender price issued by a major stainless steel mill since October 2017.

China’s stainless steel mills raise list prices on higher production costs

China’s stainless steel prices moved up further in the past week on rising production costs.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 20/01: Titanium scrap prices jump over 13% on feedstock shortage

An overview of the specialty steel raw materials markets in Europe and their latest price moves.

European ferro-silicon market to consolidate in near term, sources say

The European spot ferro-silicon price, which widened up to €1,300-1,200 per tonne on Friday January 15, should now be supported against any prompt demand from steelmakers that have agreed their first-quarter delivery settlements, sources said this week.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 15

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Friday January 15 that are worth another look.

South African chrome, manganese miners set to compete for trucking capacity

South Africa’s chrome and manganese producers are facing competition with each other to secure trucking capacity amid Covid-19-related logistical disruptions and an impending rail shutdown, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday January 14.

South African exports still constrained amid Covid-19 restrictions

Shipments of metals, ores and alloys from South Africa in the week to Thursday January 14 were still subject to delays and logistical disruptions caused by Covid-19-related restrictions.