October 2020

CHINA 5-YEAR PLAN: 5 key industrial thrusts to watch out for as China switches gear

The fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has concluded with the release of the 14th Five-Year Plan, which will chart China’s development path in 2021-2025. More details of the country’s Five-Year Plan are expected to be released from Friday October 30 onward.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from October 28

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday October 28 that are worth another look.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of UG2 chrome ore index, ferro-chrome benchmark indicator [CORRECTED]

The publication of Fastmarkets’ chrome ore South Africa UG2 concentrates index basis 42%, cif China, $/tonne and ferro-chrome lumpy Cr benchmark indicator, charge basis 52% (and high carbon), Europe, $/Ib for Tuesday October 27 were delayed because of a reporter error.

UG2 chrome ore market sentiment buoyed by South Africa’s export tax proposal

South Africa's proposal to impose an export tax on UG2 chrome ore has revived sentiment and halted a slump in prices, while ferro-chrome markets held steady ahead of the release of November tenders, sources said on this week.

RESEARCH: Ferro-alloy prices poised for strong finish to 2020

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Proposed South African ore tax halts price falls

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets and their latest price moves.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of UG2 chrome ore index, ferro-chrome benchmark indicator

The publication of Fastmarkets’ chrome ore South Africa UG2 concentrates index basis 42%, cif China, $/tonne and ferro-chrome lumpy Cr benchmark indicator, charge basis 52% (and high carbon), Europe, $/Ib for Tuesday October 27 were delayed because of a reporter error.

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

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

Japanese, South Korean ferro-chrome prices weaken after Indian market runs out of steam

Signs of weakness started to emerge in the Japanese and South Korean import ferro-chrome markets this week after earlier price strength in India began to falter on easing chrome ore supply concerns.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from October 22

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday October 22 that are worth another look.