April 2012

Chinese producers raise silico-manganese offers on costs

Chinese silico-manganese smelters have lifted their offers in the past two days, citing increasing prices of manganese ore as the major reason for their price uptick.

US DLA offers 3,500 tons of high-carbon ferromanganese

DLA Strategic Materials has offered 3,500 short tons of high-carbon ferromanganese for April from its Point Pleasant, W.Va., depot under the basic ordering agreement (BOA) format, the agency said on its website.

BHP lifts manganese offers to China for May

BHP Billiton raised its manganese ore prices to China for May shipment, in its first increase since last March.

US DLA sells ferrochrome, ferromanganese

US' DLA Strategic Materials sold 490 tons of low-carbon ferrochrome in March for $1.25 million, equivalent to $1.94 per pound (chrome contained), according to AMM calculations.

US ferromanganese prices rise amid tightness

Refined ferromanganese prices are picking up steam in the US market as material is said to be in tight supply.

Eighteen people injured in Ningxia ferro-alloy plant incident

Eighteen people were injured in a gas explosion at a Ningxia ferro-alloys plant on Tuesday April 3.

Blondel joins Nizi as product manager

Thomas Blondel has joined Nizi International as a product manager, Metal Bulletin understands.

Bleak outlook for manganese ore prices - Minmetals

Manganese ore prices will struggle to recover amid a weaker outlook for the steel sector and huge ore port inventories in China, an executive from a unit of China Minmetals said.