November 2017

World manganese ore supply hit 2 mln tonnes in October

World manganese ore supply hit a fresh record-high of 2 million tonnes in October while African exports to China soared, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

Nigeria seeking to develop ores and alloys, industrial minerals sectors - mines minister

Nigeria must increase its exploration and marketing of ores and alloys and industrial minerals to grow its mining sector, the country’s minister for mines and steel development said on Tuesday November 28.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 29/11: Nickel leads drop in base metals; Century Zinc mine to restart production; workers protest at Codelco's Andina copper mine

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday November 29.

INT’L FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in Lisbon

Here are eight things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at Metal Bulletin’s 33rd International Ferro-alloys Conference.

Chinese Mn ore sales increase; traders pay premiums for small port cargoes amid price risk

Manganese ore sales in Chinese ports have picked up slightly over the past two weeks, compared with large seaborne sales, while traders pay premiums for small clips to avoid significant exposure to price risks.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore grades diverge while Chinese silico-manganese prices increase

High grade manganese ore prices reversed recent losses on Friday November 24, while low grade material slides more slowly.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 24/11: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday November 24:

IN FIGURES: China's ferro-alloys imports in October

A summary of China’s ferro-alloy imports figures for October 2017.

Ferroglobe buys Glencore's European manganese alloy plants

Ferroglobe has purchased Glencore’s manganese alloy plants in France and Norway in a deal that sees the trader/miner secure exclusive marketing rights to the product for the next decade.