July 2014

Eramet will increase manganese ore and alloy output in H2

Eramet will increase manganese ore production in Gabon “significantly” in the second half of this year, the French metallurgical group said on Wednesday July 30.

South African aluminium, copper, non-ferrous works restart as month-long strike ends

Workers across South Africa’s mining industry returned to work today following a month-long strike over pay.

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices stir as miners nudge offers higher

Manganese ore prices inched up on Friday July 25 as miners defied the domestic spot market by raising their offers for imports.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES

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

High inventories at Chinese ports suppress manganese ore prices

High inventories of manganese ore at Chinese ports have dented hopes of a recovery in prices, market participants told Metal Bulletin.

BHP Billiton’s manganese ore output flat in June quarter

BHP Billiton reported that record production of manganese ore and flat manganese alloys in the second quarter of this year.

China’s manganese ore imports up 20% in June

China’s manganese ore imports were up 20% year-on-year in June as buyers increased purchases after prices hit a bottom in May.

FACTS: China's ferro-alloys imports in June

A quick summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in June.

Brazilian companies halt output of ferro-alloys, silicon on energy price hike

Soaring energy prices have led some Brazilian ferro-alloys and silicon metal producers to suspend operations, according to the association that represents the sector, Abrafe.

Manganese ore prices stable as miners roll prices

Manganese ore prices held steady on Friday July 18 as large mining companies rolled over offer prices.