December 2003

DNSC offers 1,000 tonnes ferro-chrome

The US Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC), a division of the Defense Logistics Authority, has offered for sale 1,000 tonnes of low-carbon ferro-chrome.

Molybdenum and vanadium continue to firm

The molybdenum and vanadium markets are unseasonably active, traders report, with prices continuing to firm.

Chinese ferro-moly prices breach $16 per kg on mine closure concerns

Chinese ferro-molybdenum prices have breached $16 per kg fob following speculation the government has ordered the closure of all ore dressing plants later this month.

Five buy DNSC ferromanganese from stockpile

The US Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) awarded 25,000 short tons (22,321 long tons) of high-carbon ferromanganese to five companies in a Nov. 4 tender.

Floods set to halt stainless at l’Ardoise another week

Severe flooding in the south of France has brought stainless steel production at Ugine’s l’Ardoise mill to a halt, according to parent company Arcelor.

Dunaferr ‘not strategic for CSN growth’

Brazil’s Companhia SiderÚrgica Nacional (CSN) did not submit a bid for the privatisation of Hungary’s Dunaferr, it confirmed on the afternoon of December 8

Xstrata to boost ferrro-chrome capacity

Xstrata has given the green light to the construction of a 330,000 tonne ferro-chrome smelter in South Africa to meet growing demand from stainless steel producers.

Perry, Republic put finishing touches on sale

Representatives of Republic Engineered Products LLC, Fairlawn, Ohio, and Perry Strategic Capital Inc. were in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Monday putting the final touches on a deal for Perry to acquire Republic's assets.

DNSC details stockpile sales of seven metals

The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC), an arm of the Defense Logistics Agency, announced awards in various basic ordering agreement (BOA) tenders conducted during November.

Posco raises Ni-stainless extras price

The climb in nickel prices has led Posco to hike the extras fees it levies on high nickel-content HR and CR coils and plates for domestic sale by 170,000 to 220,000 won per tonne (US$143 to $185 per tonne)