July 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 8

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday July 8 that are worth another look.

South African trucking slow to resume after protests add to producers' woes

Road freight in South Africa has been slow to return to normal operations following demonstrations on Tuesday July 7 in which vehicles were set alight and drivers threatened, adding to the Covid-19-related problems that have affected the country’s logistics.

WEBINAR: Covid-19 resurgence in Beijing unlikely to shake domestic ferro-alloys market

The recent resurgence of Covid-19 infections in Beijing is not expected to exert any significant impact on the domestic ferro-alloys market, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ “Covid-19 and Asian ferro-alloys market” webinar on Tuesday June 30.

South Africa truckers' strike leads to re-routing, delays of metal cargoes

African metal exporters are re-routing their cargoes to avoid the logistics problems created a nationwide strike by truck drivers in South Africa that started on Tuesday July 7.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 7

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday July 7 that are worth another look.

Global manganese ore output up by 23% in May on global production recovery

Global manganese ore production increased by 23% in May month on month from April amid the removal of output restrictions worldwide, the latest data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) shows.

NEWSBREAK: Demonstrations halt road transportation in South Africa

Protests on Tuesday July 7 have halted road freight transportation in South Africa.

MANGANESE ORE ANALYTICS: July 6, 2020

The latest data for the global manganese ore market for the week ended Monday July 6, 2020.

Narrow smelter margins, cautious buying put further pressure on manganese ore prices

Seaborne manganese ore prices continued to face pressure last week against a backdrop of falling portside ore prices, weak alloy futures contracts, and lower-than-expected tender price for July-delivery silico-manganese from Hebei Steel, China’s second largest steel mill.

WEBINAR: Infrastructural steel, ferro-alloys have ‘great prospects’ in H2

China’s infrastructure spending has aided the steel market’s recovery from the effects of Covid-19 shutdowns and is very likely to facilitate “a great prospective” for the consumption of steel and ferro-alloys used in infrastructure, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ “Covid-19 and Asian ferro-alloys market” webinar on Tuesday June 30.