March 2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 4

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday March 4 that are worth another look.

COMMENT: No news does not mean South Africa’s chrome ore tax has been shelved

The chrome market was shocked in October 2020 when the South African government revealed plans to impose a chrome ore export tax, but the subsequent lack of news probably hides activity behind the scenes rather than indicating that the plan has been quietly dropped.

AFRICA LOGISTICS ROUNDUP: Manganese miners start to price-in weather-related disruptions

Fastmarkets rounds up the latest logistical issues affecting supplies of metal, ores and alloys from African countries, in the period ended Friday February 26.

Tender rises buoy China's UG2 ore, domestic FeCr markets

Domestic spot prices for ferro-chrome in China rose in the week to March 2, which supported the UG2 ore market, following an increase in ferro-chrome tender prices from China’s leading stainless steel producers, sources said.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Higher Chinese FeCr tenders boost alloy, UG2 ore markets

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets on Tuesday March 2 and their latest price moves.