December 2020

China’s UG2 chrome ore price supported by ferro-chrome strength

The UG2 chrome ore price in China rose for a third consecutive week despite an absence of trading activity amid the holiday season after sentiment was boosted by gains in the ferro-chrome market.

IN FIGURES: China’s ores, alloys imports in November 2020

A summary of China’s ores and alloys imports for November 2020.

Europe FeCr prices rise on firmer demand, higher transport costs

The price paid both for low-carbon and high-carbon ferro-chrome have strengthened amid persistent worries about soaring international freight costs.

China spot ferro-chrome price rises, ending five weeks of stability

Tighter spot availability and increased production costs have translated into an uptick in Chinese spot ferro-chrome prices. The ongoing bullish sentiment has also underpinned the imported charge chrome and upstream chrome ore markets.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Domestic Chinese prices strengthen on supply tightness, high transport costs

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Tuesday December 22.

Trade flow disruptions push up Japanese, South Korean ferro-chrome prices

Prices for imported ferro-chrome in Japan and South Korea have risen for the first time since late September, buoyed by ongoing trade flow disruptions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 16

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday December 16 that are worth another look.

China seaborne charge chrome, UG2 markets up on high demand

Seaborne charge chrome ferro-chrome deals concluded at higher prices in the week to December 15 in response to tight availability of material, which ended four weeks of stability, sources said.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Tight supply, rising demand supports China's imported charge chrome market

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets on Tuesday December 15 and their latest price moves.

UG2 chrome ore prices dip again; ferro-chrome markets hold still

The UG2 chrome ore market fell over the week ending December 8, which sparked a rise in liquidity as buyers sought to acquire material.