October 2021

Downtrend in Chinese silicon continues amid lower offers, reduced demand

The price of silicon in China has dropped several times over recent weeks, after setting a then-record price of $9,000-10,000 per tonne on September 24. Downstream demand then fell through October, clouding market confidence, and offer prices went lower and lower.

US silicon price nearly triples in 7 weeks, makes US priciest region

Silicon prices in the United States reached a new all-time high on Thursday October 28, making the price for US material - which has almost tripled in seven weeks - now the most expensive in the world.

ENERGY TRANSITION RAW MATERIALS 29/10: Spodumene spot prices continue rally, soda ash prices surge

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves in the week to Friday October 29.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS 29/10: Chromium metal prices soften after 12 months of rises

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

AEROSPACE RAW MATERIALS 29/10: Magnesium prices plunge on lower offers from China

An overview of the aerospace materials markets and the latest price moves.

PRICING NOTICE: Correction, late publication of price for chromium, Rotterdam

Fastmarkets has corrected its chromium price, in warehouse Rotterdam, which was incorrectly published on Friday October 29 due to an editing error.

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 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 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.