May 2019

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 17/05: Cobalt metal prices edge lower on thin demand

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

Trade log May 2019: Ferro-tungsten, APT

The latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China, with blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals taken into consideration.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Subdued demand hits ores, alloys in China, Europe

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week to Friday May 17.

Trade log May 2019: Ferro-vanadium, V2O5

The latest ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe and China.

Elkem to cut ferro-silicon production on price falls, supply

Norway-based ferro-silicon producer Elkem will temporary cut production at its European operations because of weakening prices and plentiful supply.

NOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 17/05: V2O5 drops 13% on ferro-vanadium weakness

An overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 17/05: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday May 17:

Glencore reshuffles cobalt department; Schulders on sabbatical

Metals trader Glencore has reshuffled its cobalt team, with David Brocas leading the company’s cobalt trading since Franck Schulders has gone on sabbatical.

PEOPLE MOVES: Dornhofer leaves WBH after 12 years

Michael Dornhofer left tungsten powders supplier Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten (WBH) at the end of April, Fastmarkets has learned.

UK ferro-titanium plant looks for production restart in Q3

British ferro-alloys producer FE Mottram, the biggest producer of ferro-titanium in Europe, intends to restart production in the third quarter of 2019 after a fire damaged its plant in April, according to an industry source.