April 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 3

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Friday April 3 that are worth another look.

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 03/04: Buyers retreat from antimony market

An overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Buyers’ supply concerns on South African lockdown sends ore prices soaring

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday April 3.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 03/04: Dampened consumer electronics demand weighs on cobalt tetroxide

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

Declining LCO battery demand weighs on cobalt tetroxide prices

Waning demand for lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) batteries - as a result of slowing consumption of consumer electronic products amid the Covid-19 pandemic - has weighed on upstream cobalt tetroxide prices since early March, sources said.

CHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 03/04: Bismuth sinks on sluggish demand; selenium up on strong raw materials

An overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.

AT A GLANCE: China Moly’s mining, processing revenue down 25% in 2019

A summary of miner-producer China Molybdenum Co’s (CMOC) annual report filed on Shanghai Stock Exchange on March 30.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 2

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 2 that are worth another look.

Trade log April 2020: Cobalt

Cobalt trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are per lb on an in-warehouse (in-whs) basis. Delivered prices are netted back.

Practical difficulties will outweigh logistical rules, instructions - SA producers

Minor metals and ores and alloys producers that rely on shipping routes out of South Africa are warning that practical barriers to producing and transporting material outweigh any technical green light to export, amid conflicting instructions from the country’s authorities.