January 2018

Largo sets monthly, quarterly V2O5 production records at Maracás Menchen

Brazil-focused vanadium producer Largo Resources produced 903 tonnes of vanadium pentoxide at its flagship Maracás Menchen mine in December 2017, setting a new monthly production record in the process.

2018 PREVIEW: Expect more imports, upstream investment and supply deals as China’s ferro-chrome supply grows

China will increase sourcing of chrome ore to support its ferro-chrome production growth this year.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 03/01: SHFE zinc higher while copper falls; Higher Indonesian Ni ore exports to de-bottleneck supply; US aluminium premium starts 2018 steady

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Wednesday January 3.

Acerinox to install $6m cutting line at South African stainless mill

Spanish stainless steelmaker Acerinox will invest €5 million ($6 million) in a new cutting and slitting line at its Columbus stainless steel mill in South Africa, it said last week.

EUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: January values fall on nickel price drop

European alloy surcharges for January deliveries of grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) stainless steel sheet have fallen month-on-month amid lower nickel costs.