March 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 30

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday March 30 that are worth another look.

South Africa’s lockdown casts uncertainty into seaborne manganese ore market

A nationwide shutdown in South Africa means local manganese ore miners have not been able to produce nor ship material since midnight on Thursday March 26, causing liquidity to dry up for low-grade material over the latest pricing session, market sources told Fastmarkets.

Trade log March 2020: Ferro-vanadium, V2O5

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

South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown checks chrome ore, alloy price downtrend in China

The downtrend in the UG2 chrome ore price was capped in the week to Friday March 27 after South Africa entered a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, also lending support to the Chinese domestic high-carbon ferro-chrome market.

Ferro-vanadium downtrend continues on weak consumer demand amid virus uncertainty

Ferro-vanadium prices continued to move down last week in Europe and China on weakening consumer demand due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on business operations.

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

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

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa sends portside ore prices in China rocketing

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday March 27.

SOUTH AFRICA LOCKDOWN: How Covid-19 is affecting ores & alloys supply

Fastmarkets reviews the week’s developments in South African ores and alloys supply following the lockdown order from President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday March 23 amid the spread of Covid-19.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Europe market surges on supply fears following South-Africa shutdown

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday March 27.

Trade log March 2020: 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.