September 2019

GLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Thin spot demand keeps market flat in Europe, China

Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai for the week ended Friday September 27.

GLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: China antimony price up on pre-holiday restocking; Europe stable

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday September 27.

FOCUS: 2020 cobalt negotiations get head-start post-Mutanda closure news

Discussions and negotiations for cobalt supply in 2020 quickly got under way after Glencore announced it will close its Mutanda mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the end of the year.

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend specifications of cobalt hydroxide assessments – extension

In light of market feedback, Fastmarkets is amending its proposal to change the specifications of its two cobalt hydroxide price assessments and extending the consultation period by one week to allow for any final feedback.

ANTIMONY DAY CONF: Key talking points ahead of the industry gathering in Antwerp

Fastmarkets outlines some of the key topics likely to dominate discussions at this year’s Antimony Day, held by the International Antimony Association in Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday October 1.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 27

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday September 27 that are worth another look.

Trade log September 2019: Cobalt

Cobalt trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 27/09: Manganese down on low demand; minors quiet before China Golden Week

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

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 27/09: Cobal sulfate prices continue to rise, sellers absorb higher raw materials prices

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


The following Fastmarkets minor metals prices changed on Friday September 27: