May 2020

CHINA SILICON SNAPSHOT: Export price steady despite sluggish overseas markets

Key data from Friday May 22 pricing session in Shanghai.

COBALT HYDROXIDE SNAPSHOT: Supplier tightness, restocking support payables in mid-60s

Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai on Friday May 22.

Trade log May 2020: Cobalt sulfate

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 22

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Friday May 22 that are worth another look.

BATTERY RAW MATERALS MARKET REPORT 22/05: Chinese cobalt prices, payables continue to firm as supply tightens

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

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 22/05: Antimony under pressure on slow demand

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

Metal traders take LC 'haircuts' after banks get picky on commodity finance

Metals traders have begun to feel the pinch after a turbulent period in commodity markets have caused some banks to step back from fully financing cargoes under letters of credit (LC).

Trade log May 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 basis. Delivered prices are netted back.

CHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 22/05: Tellurium price rises on improved demand, tight supply

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

Jinchuan Group to conduct maintenance at cobalt smelter in early June, output to be affected

Chinese multi-metal company Jinchuan Group will conduct maintenance at its cobalt smelter in Gansu Province in early June, market sources told Fastmarkets on Friday May 22.