September 2018

China’s stainless steel prices flat amid sustained weakness

China’s domestic stainless steel prices were unchanged over the past week amid persistently soft demand.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Ferro-titanium prices climb 3.5%, scrap up more than 2%

Key data from the Wednesday September 5 pricing session in Europe.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices surrender gains on weakening buying interest

Manganese ore prices gave up recent gains on Friday August 31 amid buyer resistance to recent offer prices, while alloy prices were steady or higher week on week.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Prices of UG2 ore into China rise; charge chrome stabilizes after consecutive falls

Signs of bottoming out emerged in chrome ore and charge chrome markets over the seven days to Friday August 31 despite a softening of domestic ferro-chrome prices.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese domestic prices supported at current levels; EU quotation drops

The Chinese ferro-silicon market was steady in the week to Friday August 31, with sufficient spot buying interest to support prices ahead of expected tenders issued by steel mills; while a lack of buying interest in Europe so far this quarter has seen suppliers cut their offers to encourage buying interest.

TRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the world's steel markets in August 2018

As competition in the global steel markets remains fierce, Metal Bulletin provides an update on the new, progressing and closed trade cases from around the world in August 2018.

GLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: APT prices continue downward trend; concentrate prices drop 1%

Ammonium paratungstate (APT) prices continued to fall in the week ended Friday August 31 amid good availability and lackluster demand.