January 2022

Manganese flake offers rise in European after prices go up in China

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

Titanium markets unchanged in quiet start to 2022

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday January 5.

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.

Port transport efficiency slows amid resurgence of Covid-19 in China’s Ningbo Beilun district

Transportation from Ningbo-Zhoushan port in China’s Zhejiang province has been slowed by the local restrictions in place amid a resurgence of Covid-19 in the Beilun district of Ningbo city since the start of the year, market participants told Fastmarkets.

Five key stories from January 4

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 4 that are worth another look.

Cobalt metal spot prices edge up on bullish sentiment despite thin buying

Key data from the Tuesday January 4 pricing session in London.

Whitney Ferer joins CCMA as consultant

Whitney Ferer has joined CC Metals and Alloys (CCMA) in a consultancy capacity, he told Fastmarkets on December 30.