February 2020

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Europe SiMn up almost 4%, FeMn up more than 2%

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday February 14.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT: Slow refinery restarts give boost to cobalt sulfate prices

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 10

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday February 10 that are worth another look.

Stronger Chinese alloy market boosts seaborne manganese ore prices

Seaborne prices of both low- and high-grade manganese ore in China recorded strong gains in the week ended Friday February 7 alongside rising portside ore and alloy prices.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Higher portside manganese ore, alloys support seaborne ore market

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday February 7.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 07/02: Cobalt market underpinned by intermediates srength, steady buying

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

Coronavirus impact on key parts of the steel supply chain: Manganese ore and alloy

Restricted access to ore already in ports presents the threat of alloy shutdowns, both of which could provide short-term price support for ore and alloy, but the accompanying ore stockbuild in ports is expected to offset gains longer term.

Manganese ore stockbuild amid coronavirus to offset any long-term price strength - sources

The improving sentiment in the manganese ore market - on rising silico-manganese futures and tender prices - is likely to be short-lived due to the counter effect of stocks building in ports amid the Wuhan coronavirus, market participants predict.

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

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 4 that are worth another look.

World SiMn output rises to 18 mln tonnes in 2019, IMnI says

Worldwide silico-manganese output rose by 13% year-on-year to 18 million tonnes in 2019, driven by increased production in Asia, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).