January 2017

FORECAST: Manganese ore prices are unsustainable as costs have not increased, says MBR

Manganese ore producers are making impressive returns at present, as the run-up in ore prices has not reflected underlying costs – instead it has been a result of both planned and unplanned production stoppages, writes Metal Bulletin Research’s Amy Bennett.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Tumbling ore price fails to topple US, European manganese alloy markets

Manganese ore prices continued to slide last week, losing more than 10% of their value, but alloys in the USA and Europe remained well-supported.

Maintenance at Glencore’s Dunkirk plant will remove 26kt FeMn from market

Glencore will undertake maintenance work at its manganese alloys plant in Dunkirk, France, from mid-February, taking about 26,000 tonnes of ferro-manganese production out of the market.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 27/01: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday January 27:

FORECAST: Why it’s all about location for manganese alloys

Following a historic run-up in 2016, manganese ore prices have plummeted since the beginning of 2017, weakening the footing for Asian manganese alloy prices in the process. However, prices for alloys outside Asia have largely held firm – and in some cases strengthened – over the same time period.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Manganese ore prices continue to plunge, taking alloys in Asia along with them

Manganese ore prices took another hit last week, and the falls have been filtering through to alloy markets in Asia.

IN FIGURES: China’s ferro-alloys imports in December

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in December 2016.

Surging Chinese manganese ore imports in December push up port inventory

Chinese manganese ore imports increased sharply in December 2016 as high prices attracted more cargoes globally into the country.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 20/01: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday January 20:

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 20/01: Trump’s inauguration; Huayou profits; OM Holdings' FeMn production

Key news and price moves to start the North American morning on Friday January 20.