April 2021

Trade case helps push US silicon metal price to 10-year high

With the latest trade case against silicon imports expected to conclude in domestic producers’ favor, the price of silicon metal in the United States has reached its highest point in more than a decade - surpassing the highs reached at the time of the last trade case in 2018.

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/04: Spodumene price surges; cobalt, manganese softer

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

AEROSPACE MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/04: Tantalum reaches new YTD high on tight supply

An overview of the aerospace materials markets and their latest price moves.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/04: Slow end-user demand pushes manganese flake price lower

An overview of the specialty steel raw materials markets in Europe and their latest price moves.

Trade log: Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end)

The Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end) trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The Cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne

The Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

AT A GLANCE: Huayou Cobalt Q1 profits up by more than 250% year on year

A summary of China-headquartered Huayou Cobalt’s 2021’s first-quarter results, according to a company announcement on Thursday April 15.

AT A GLANCE: GEM revenue up in Q1 on production, sales ramp-up

A summary of Chinese battery materials producer GEM’s financial results for the three months ended March 31.