January 2018

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Prices relatively steady amid firm fundamentals

Key data from the January 10 pricing session in Europe.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market weakens amid production restarts, while tightened EU market continues ascent

Chinese ferro-silicon prices continued to soften over the past week amid operational restarts in the country’s Ningxia province, while the European market reached new highs on tightened supply.

GLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Rally resumes as supply limitations show no signs of easing in 2018

Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) and ferro-vanadium prices had a strong start to 2018 last week, with supply concerns in focus as the markets came back from the Christmas break.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chinese alloy market slides; ore prices rise on tightened supply

China’s ferro-chrome market weakened over the past week amid a lull in activity after domestic mills wrapped up their latest round of purchasing negotiations, while ore prices were supported by tight supply and firm demand from smelters.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices stand firm; alloy prices weaken in China, rise elsewhere

Seaborne manganese ore prices held steady over the past week, while alloy prices weakened in China in anticipation of smelter restarts.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Base prices stable in slow start to year

European stainless steel base prices have remained unchanged over the past week, with market activity quiet early in 2018, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday January 5.

China's domestic stainless steel prices edge up on nickel gains

China’s domestic stainless steel prices rebounded slightly over the past week on gains in the nickel market.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Prices find a floor amid tight supplies

Key data from the January 3 pricing session in Europe.

NOBLE ALLOYS MIDWEEK: European moly, vanadium prices charge into 2018 with supply constraints in focus

Concerns over supplies for the year ahead and a strong purchasing appetite from traders and mills continued to provide momentum to noble alloys prices in the first few days of January.

East Asian stainless steel prices rise further on Chinese gains, nickel surge

East Asian stainless steel prices maintained their upward trend over the past week amid gains in China’s domestic market and costlier nickel.