April 2020

Key takeaways from the latest Stainless Steels Tracker

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

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

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

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Ferro-alloys Market Tracker

Ferro-alloys prices have generally retreated over the past month, with demand concerns gaining in prominence.

Tisco increases May ferro-chrome tender price by 250 yuan per tonne

China’s Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Tisco) has raised its ferro-chrome tender price for May delivery due to higher chrome ore prices caused by supply disruptions amid South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.

Europe high-carbon FeCr price range widens amid signs of recovery

The price spread for Europe-origin high-carbon ferro-chrome widened to $0.15 per lb in the week ended Friday April 24 with deals reported at higher prices after the rebound in the ferro-chrome and charge chrome benchmark price for shipments in the second quarter of the year.

Chinese chrome ore, alloy prices rally again

The UG2 chrome ore market rose for a third consecutive week on Friday April 24 with the scenario in South Africa continuing to underpin market movement.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: UG2 prices continue rally amid South Africa mining shutdowns

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday April 24.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 23

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 23 that are worth another look.

South Africa to ease restrictions from May 1, but borders remain shut

South Africa is to end its nationwide lockdown and ease restrictions put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic from May 1, but will keep the country’s borders closed.

NEWSBREAK: European ferro-chrome benchmark jumps to $1.14 per lb for Q2 2020

The European charge and high carbon ferro-chrome benchmark has jumped by 13 cents, or 12.9%, to $1.14 per lb for the second quarter of 2020.