October 2012

Selenium dioxide prices inch down in China

Selenium dioxide prices dropped in China on Wednesday October 31, as low-cost crude selenium dragged them down.

A session on Metal Bulletin pricing and methodology in Berlin

This month Metal Bulletin launched two new indexes for manganese ore, manganese ore 44% Mn on a cif Tianjin basis and a 38% Mn fob Port Elizabeth price, which follow the China import charge chrome 50% Cr price that we launched back in May.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday:

Manganese alloys prices hold amid stagnant European demand

Manganese alloys prices held in Europe on Friday October 26 on limited activity as protracted poor demand from Europe offset higher offer prices from India.

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices jump on better demand, higher alloys prices

Manganese ore prices rose on Friday October 26 on increased demand and higher manganese alloys prices.

Chinese manganese ore imports down 4.4% in September

Chinese manganese ore imports were down by 4.4% in September from the previous month on a persistently weak alloys market.

Revenues fall at Eramet in three tough quarters

Revenues were down across the board in the first nine months of the year for French alloys producer Eramet, in a deteriorating price and market environment.

Eskom turns to energy regulator to set aside BHP contracts

Eskom is referring its secret contracts with BHP Billiton to South Africa’s energy regulator this week in a bid to reverse them, Eskom ceo Brian Dames said on October 22.

Privat cancels Zaporozhye ferro-alloys closure

Ukrainian ferro-alloys producer Privat has cancelled the closure of its Zaporozyhe plant, which was scheduled for this quarter, after provisionally securing a more favourable electricity tariff.

Shagang raises silico-manganese purchase prices for November

Shagang Group, the largest private steel mill in China, has lifted its silico-manganese offer price for November, boosting confidence in the alloys market.