November 2018

China’s stainless steel prices maintain downtrend on high selling interest

China’s domestic stainless steel prices kept decreasing over the past week with sellers putting in more effort to destock.

East Asian stainless steel market still depressed amid lower offers, poor buying sentiment

Weak demand for stainless steel in East Asia continued to weigh on offers, and consequently import prices in the region over the past week.

European ferro-molybdenum market drops amid slow demand

The European ferro-molybdenum market has dropped this week because of slow demand from consumers in the steel sector and from traders, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 21.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2, charge chrome prices sink on thin trading, bearish sentiment

Chrome ore and alloy prices continued to trend lower in China on Friday November 16 on thin market activities and lingering weak sentiment, while the European and US markets continued to suffer from increased seller competition amid subdued demand conditions.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market steady, European prices fall, US shifts focus

The Chinese ferro-silicon market was stable in the week ended Friday November 16, extending a steady trend in line with supply and demand, while the European price moved downward because the quiet market encouraged lower offer prices.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices depressed but stable amid excess supply

The European stainless steel market was stable this week, but with prices remaining depressed because of competition among sellers, Fastmarkets heard on Friday November 16.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in Lisbon

Fastmarkets MB presents the key things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at the 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference on November 11-13.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Manganese flake market to remain volatile – Eramet

The manganese flake market is one of the most volatile markets today and will remain so for the near future, Arnaud Vigier, the vice president for manganese alloys sales at Eramet, told delegates of Fastmarkets’ International Ferro-alloys conference in Lisbon on November 11-13.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF - POLL: How will ferro-alloys prices move in 2019?

At Fastmarkets MB’s 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon this week, we polled delegates about their expectations for the ferro-alloys markets in 2019.