February 2021

China’s ferro-chrome resumes bullish momentum post-holiday; UG2 chrome ore supported

China’s domestic spot ferro-chrome market resumed its upward momentum after the Lunar New Year holiday (February 11-17), with Inner Mongolia’s tightened restrictions on ferro-alloy production continuing to fuel the bullish sentiment.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: China production restrictions support domestic ferro-chrome prices

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets on Tuesday February 23 and their latest price moves.

Limited ferro-chrome availability continues to drive up European prices [CORRECTED]

The ferro-chrome market in Europe continued to strengthen over the week to Tuesday February 16 due to tight global supply, resulting in consumers looking for material and needing to accept higher offer prices.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 17

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 17 that are worth another look.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Tightening supply supports higher European alloy prices

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets on Tuesday February 16 and their latest price moves.

AFRICA LOGISTICS ROUNDUP: Bad weather puts shipments under force majeure limits

Fastmarkets rounds up the latest logistical issues affecting supplies of metal, ores and alloys from African countries, in the period ended Thursday February 11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 10

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 10 that are worth another look.

High-carbon ferro-chrome prices in Europe rise further on tighter supply

The market for higher grades of high-carbon ferro-chrome in Europe rose strongly in the week ended Tuesday February 9 due to a shortage of available material while suppliers focused their attention on Asia.

Charge chrome prices rise further as China prepares for holiday

The import market for charge chrome in China rose on Tuesday February 9, with tight supply continuing to strengthen sentiment despite the damping effect of the approaching Lunar New Year holiday, February 11-17, on activity in the chrome market.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Bullish outlook supports further charge chrome cif China price rise

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets on Tuesday February 9 and their latest price moves.