October 2019

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices pressured by persistent poor demand

The price of stainless steel cold-rolled sheet in Europe was lower this week because of sustained pressure from poor demand, Fastmarkets heard on Friday October 11.

China’s domestic stainless steel prices edge up on demand spike

China’s domestic stainless steel prices increased slightly this week on a spike in restocking demand following a national holiday in the country on October 1-7.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Alloy market drops further with demand still quiet

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday October 9.

China stainless steel export prices rise on higher production costs

Chinese stainless steel export prices have increased, after producers returned from the Golden Week holiday to find production costs rising due to a surge in nickel prices, market sources told Fastmarkets this week.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Tight supply supports alloy prices in Europe, demand light

The markets for ferro-chrome with both high carbon and low carbon (0.10% C) content ticked upward in the week ended Friday October 4, with support from low supply volumes coming into the spot market.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: European suppliers hold for more quarterly deals; US market stagnant

The European ferro-silicon market was unchanged despite a lower fourth-quarter deal being done in the week ended Friday October 4 because suppliers are waiting for further quarterly deals for delivery up to January before making any decision on their offer prices for prompt shipment.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Low demand stalls higher October surcharges

The price of stainless steel sheet in Europe was unchanged this week because low demand had prevented mills from implementing higher monthly alloy surcharges for October, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday October 4.

NA FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Seven things we learned at the Chicago conference

Fastmarkets looks at the key takeaways from the annual Fastmarkets North American Ferro-alloys conference in Chicago on September 25-27.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from October 2

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday October 2 that are worth another look.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Slow business drags on alloy market

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday October 2.