September 2018

TIMELINE: Why is ferro-vanadium trading above $100/kg?

With ferro-vanadium trading at a 13-year high in Europe, Metal Bulletin looks back at some of the key events that have set the scene for prices to more than double so far in 2018.

Antofagasta set to begin molybdenum extraction at Minera Centinela

Copper mining group Antofagasta Minerals will start to extract molybdenum at its Centinela Mine in Chile from next year, with production ramping up to 2.000 tonnes in 2019, the company announced earlier this month.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 21/09: Lithium carbonate prices hit again by thin buying, cheap producer offers

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Ferro-vanadium price rally; US tariffs on minor metals; alumina prices; South Korea tender for copper; global manganese wrap

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Spot domestic ferro-chrome in China rises, European imports fall

Key data from the pricing session in the week ending Friday September 21.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 21/09: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday September 21:

Ganfeng Lithium signs new contracts with LG Chem, Tesla

Ganfeng Lithium has signed a supplementary contract with LG Chem to extend its offtake agreement for a further three years to the end of 2025, it said on Thursday September 20.

Ferro-vanadium price rally brings mating season forward

Early negotiations of long-term contracts show that consumers of ferro-vanadium are trying to lock in deals slightly ahead of the usual price-mating season, in an effort to secure units in a tight market.

ITIA 2018: Key talking points ahead of the Chengdu conference

With the annual International Tungsten Industry Association conference kicking off next week in Chengdu, China, Metal Bulletin looks at some of the key topics that are influencing the tungsten market and are likely to dominate discussions at this year’s event.

PEOPLE MOVES: Teroerde takes US nickel role at Conexus Metals

Mark Teroerde has moved into ferro-nickel and nickel trading into the United States as president and owner of the recently established Conexus Metals.