January 2021

PRICING NOTICE: Correction to index for manganese ore 44%, cif Tianjin

Fastmarkets has corrected its manganese ore 44%, cif Tianjin, index, which was published incorrectly on Friday January 22 due to a calculation error.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Alloy gains in US, Europe on strong demand [CORRECTED]

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday January 22.

Inter-merchant trading boosts Europe manganese alloy prices

European traders of manganese alloys have been busy in the past couple of weeks, boosting prices of silico-manganese by almost 20% and of high-carbon ferro-manganese by 10% ahead of expected renewed consumer demand in February, according to trade sources and available industry data.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Alloy gains in US, Europe on strong demand

A correction has been issued for this article.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 21

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday January 21 that are worth another look.

Privat SiMn plant in Ukraine suffers collapse

Privat Group’s Zaporozhye plant in Ukraine has suffered a partial collapse in the roof of the building, damaging a meltshop at a time when manganese alloys markets are rallying to multi-year highs in Europe.

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

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

Seaborne manganese ore prices rise again but at slower rate

The seaborne prices of both low and high-grade manganese ore rose but at a slower rate in the week to Friday January 15 following weakness emerging in the portside market, sources said.


The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended January 18, 2021.

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 15/01: Chinese domestic lithium chemical prices higher, tightening supply

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.