December 2016

2016 REVIEW: What were the 6 major drivers of surging Asian spot ferro-chrome prices this year?

Metal Bulletin looks at what caused spot high-carbon ferro-chrome prices in Asia to rise dramatically in 2016, with prices in China, Japan and South Korea all reaching historical highs during the year.

IN FIGURES: China’s ferro-alloys imports in November

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in November 2016.

Tsingshan may cut January ferro-chrome tender price amid global rally

Tsingshan Group may cut its ferro-chrome tender price for January, citing reduced demand and plentiful supply in China, even as global markets continue to rally.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: USA has its moment in ferro-chrome price rally

Ferro-chrome prices in the USA have outperformed all other regional markets in recent days, catching up with faster regional price rallies after the latest European quarterly benchmark price increase shocked the global market.

Spot ferro-chrome price range widens after benchmark increase

High-carbon ferro-chrome prices shot up in Europe on Friday December 16, forming a wide trading range in response to a 50% increase in the quarterly ferro-chrome benchmark.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 16/12: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday December 16:

Spot ferro-chrome prices exceed $1.50/lb in Europe after benchmark hike

Spot ferro-chrome sales in Europe are already being signed off above $1.50 per lb, hours after a 50% increase in the quarterly benchmark price was agreed.

METAL BULLETIN FERRO-CHROME BENCHMARK INDICATOR: Price forecast to hit $1.67 for Q1 2017

Negotiations for the European ferro-chrome benchmark settlement for the first quarter of 2017 are under way and a new tool developed by Metal Bulletin’s pricing and index team predicts the largest quarterly rise for several years.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Europe outperforms as new China stand-off stalls imports

High carbon ferro-chrome prices in Europe outperformed all other regions in the week to Friday December 9, as the previously booming Chinese market stalled amid another pricing stand-off between domestic mills and overseas suppliers.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ferro-chrome premiums start to take hold in China

Ferro-chrome producers are firming up their demands for premiums to Chinese tender prices, as global spot prices continue to soar.