May 2022

China’s APT export prices flat amid quiet overseas market

Key data from Fastmarkets’ weekly pricing session for the Chinese tungsten market on Wednesday May 25.

Five key stories from May 25

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday May 25 that are worth another look.

Trade log: Ferro-tungsten basis 75% W, in-whs dup Rotterdam, $/kg W

The Ferro-tungsten basis 75% W, in-whs dup Rotterdam, $/kg W trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Ferro-molybdenum 65% Mo min, in-whs Rotterdam, $/kg Mo

The Ferro-molybdenum 65% Mo min, in-whs Rotterdam, $/kg Mo trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Ferro-vanadium basis 78% V min, 1st grade, ddp Western Europe, $/kg V

The Ferro-vanadium basis 78% V min, 1st grade, ddp Western Europe, $/kg V trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Tungsten APT 88.5% WO3 min, fob main ports China, $/mtu WO3

The Tungsten APT 88.5% WO3 min, fob main ports China, $/mtu WO3 trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

UG2/MG chrome ore market braces for stainless mills' June tender

The UG2/MG chrome ore market was static in the week to Tuesday May 24 in the run-up to major Chinese stainless steelmakers’ ferro-chrome tenders for June. Sentiment was mixed amid weakening downstream performance and continuing supply tensions.

UG2/MG market stabilizes; chrome ore buyers pause ahead of June FeCr tender price

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets and their latest price moves globally in the week ended Tuesday May 24.

China’s ores, alloys imports in April 2022

A summary of China’s ores and alloys imports for April 2022, according to the latest Chinese customs data released on Friday May 20.

Weak buying sentiment weighs down manganese ore markets

The markets for low- and high-grade manganese ore fell during the week to Friday May 20 amid weakening buying sentiment in China, while liquidity was low with few offers.