September 2018

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Expected renewed demand supports China market; Europe drops; US flat

The Chinese ferro-silicon market was unchanged in the week to Friday September 14, with expected renewed demand shoring up support for prices; in Europe, the standard-grade spot market dropped following reports of deals that indicate further near-term weakness, while the US ferro-silicon market held steady.

GLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: APT prices stabilize; market awaits further direction

The ammonium paratungstate (APT) market was quiet last week in both China and Europe, with market participants awaiting further direction for prices.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Flat product base prices weaken amid low stock prices

Base prices for flat stainless steel products in Europe fall by €30 per tonne over the week ended Friday September 14, amid a stock sell-off ahead of an expected fall in the alloy surcharge for October deliveries.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Chinese spot ferro-chrome rebounds; imported ore, alloy quotations tick up

Key data from the pricing session in the week ending Friday September 14.

East Asian stainless steel prices dip further on nickel losses, thin demand

Import prices for stainless steel in East Asia weakened further over the past week amid low buying interest and a continued slump in the nickel market, although tight supply in China provided some support.

China’s stainless steel prices edge up despite weak demand

China’s domestic stainless steel prices moved up over the past week after sellers attempted to push through increases despite weak demand.

Molybdenum oxide market up on new deals, alloy market waits for buyers

The molybdenum oxide market in Europe has moved up on new deals reported midweek, with higher prices settled after stronger contracts were agreed in Asia last week, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 12.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Ferro-titanium prices breach $6 per kg on high end

Key data from the Wednesday September 12 pricing session in Europe.

US stainless steel prices decline on lower surcharges

Stainless steel prices in the United States continued to fall this month on the back of declining surcharges, according to market participants.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices push higher amid tightness, better demand outlook

Manganese ores prices edged higher in the week ended Friday September 7 amid tighter availability of certain grades of ore and a stronger demand outlook due to expected alloy capacity increases in the current quarter.