February 2020

GLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Coronavirus-linked supply tightness drives prices in China, Europe up

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday February 14.

GLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Prices rise as buyers seek alternative sources on tight prompt supply

Key data from the pricing session in Asia and Europe for the week ended Friday February 14.

ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: Oversupply forces US premium to fresh low; European premiums flat

The US primary foundry alloy premium has hit an all-time low, with oversupply in the region the main reason for the downtrend.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT: Slow refinery restarts give boost to cobalt sulfate prices

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

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 14/02: Manganese flake extends gains amid logistics restrictions in China; antimony up on shortage

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

Trade log February 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.

CHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 14/02: Electronic manganese flake surges amid tight supply; antimony up on higher offer prices

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

Cobalt salts price firms on tight supply, returning demand

Cobalt sulfate and tetroxide prices in China continue to be underpinned by tight supply and resumed demand after the Lunar New Year holiday, but mid-term demand is still in check due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

COBALT HYDROXIDE SNAPSHOT: Intermediates payables push higher amid nearby tightness

Key data from the Wednesday February 12 pricing session in Shanghai and London.

Trade log February: Cobalt sulfate

Trade log for cobalt sulfate in China including transactions, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.