December 2018

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Ferro-titanium market drops on lower deals

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

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade ore markets dip as participants retreat on price risk fears in China

Market participants held back on trading low-grade manganese ore on fears of further price drops in the run-up to year end, Fastmarkets learned in the latest pricing session in the week ended Friday November 30.

GLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: China extends price gains; EU market drops amid continued long-term settlement talks

The Chinese ferro-silicon market has added to recent price increases amid persistent demand from steel mills in the week ended Friday November 30, while in Europe prices are under pressure after reports of new deals, with long-term delivery negotiations in focus.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Spot ferro-chrome prices in China stable, ores fall

Ferro-chrome spot prices in China were unchanged in the week ended Friday November 30 after the drop in tender prices to December from November was smaller than expected.

GLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: APT markets quiet; ferro-tungsten price edges down in Europe

The ammonium paratungstate (APT) market was subdued in the week ended Friday November 30 while the ferro-tungsten price in Europe nudged lower.

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

With competition in the global steel markets remaining fierce, Fastmarkets provides an update on the new, progressing and closed trade cases from around the world in November 2018.

Trade log November 2018: Ferro-tungsten, APT

The latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China, with blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals taken into consideration.