May 2022

Yuan depreciation weakens support for higher-grade manganese ore

Buying sentiment for higher-grade manganese ore in China weakened in the week ended Friday May 13 in response to the depreciation of the yuan against the US dollar, which drove up import costs.

Manganese ore analytics for May 10-May 16, 2022

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday May 16.

Chinese ferro-alloys industry body calls for major SiMn output cuts to revive market

A Chinese ferro-alloys body has recommended widespread domestic production cuts in silico-manganese to address a market downturn caused by a pandemic-related weakening of demand, relatively high supply and high raw material costs, market participants told Fastmarkets.

Five key stories from May 11

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday May 11 that are worth another look.

US ferro-alloy markets peak in wake of Russia's war on Ukraine

The ferro-alloy markets in the United States have mostly surged since the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Five key stories from May 9

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday May 9 that are worth another look.

Stark price gap between low- and high-grade manganese ore starts to narrow

Low- and high-grade manganese ore markets moved in opposite directions during the week to Friday May 6, with the former ticking upward and the latter retreating.

Manganese ore analytics for May 4-May 9, 2022

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday May 9.

Vanadium, manganese flake prices edge lower on cheaper Chinese material

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

Covid-19 concerns, weakening yuan soften demand for manganese ore in China

Manganese ore prices fell in China in the week to Friday April 29 in response to uncertainty surrounding the latest Covid-19 outbreaks and the falling value of the yuan, market participants told Fastmarkets.