April 2021

European FeSi market to test new price highs

The European ferro-silicon market seems set to test the March 2018 price range of €1,650-1,700 per tonne, with suppliers reporting several sales of standard-grade material for prompt delivery already done at €1,620 per tonne.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: US, EU prices keep climbing on supply constraints

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing sessions on Friday April 16 in China, Europe and the United States.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Manganese ore prices keep sliding after miners cut offers

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing sessions on Friday April 16 in China, Europe and the United States.

China’s domestic stainless steel prices edge up but sentiment bearish

China’s domestic stainless steel prices rose slightly this past week on a pick-up in demand, but market participants do not expect further gains due to weakening nickel prices and declines in stainless steel futures.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Markets static amid slow European trading

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday April 14.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Asian imports may limit further price rises despite long lead times

Competitively priced imports from Asia could limit further prices increases for stainless steel flat products produced in Europe, despite ongoing tightness in the domestic market, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday April 9.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 09/04: Chromium price jumps on tight raw material supply, logistics concerns

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

China’s domestic stainless steel prices fall on destocking pressure

China’s domestic stainless steel prices widened downward during the week ended Wednesday April 7 on selling pressure, though nickel prices increased.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 07/04: Ferro-vanadium moves higher in active spot market

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

Liberty Steel resumes production at UK special steel plant

Liberty Steel has resumed production at its UK special steel plant in Rotherham, the steelmaker said on Tuesday April 6.