February 2017

OMH’s FY performance improves on high manganese ore price, higher ferro-silcon sales

OM Holdings (OMH) reported a 22% increase in sales revenue in 2016 to A$414.2 million ($318.1 million) from the previous year, although it also posted a loss for the full year.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Falling ore prices weigh on alloy markets apart from USA [UPDATED]

The plummeting ore market continued to drag down global manganese alloy prices outside of the USA, where prices remained strong.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 24/02: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

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

Eramet manganese ore output down 12% in 2016

Eramet produced 3.4 million tonnes of manganese ore in 2016, a year-on-year drop of 12%, the company said in its annual results on Thursday February 23.

Hebei Steel slashes silico-manganese tender price for February

China’s largest steel mill, Hebei Steel, has slashed its silico-manganese tender price for February, while it has suspended its monthly purchases of ferro-manganese and ferro-silicon, the company announced on Thursday February 23.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Base metals prices bar tin steady; Shanghai copper premiums pressured; manganese ore prices slump

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the Asian morning on February 23.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore freefall sinks Asian alloy prices

Manganese ore prices have remained in freefall as declining prices gained momentum last week, dragging down Asian alloy prices in the process.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 21/02: Freeport sees Q1 drop; BHP resumes talks; ferro-silicon wrap

The latest news and prices from the metal markets for the start of the Asian day on Tuesday February 21.

Manganese alloys continue downward trend in China amid pessimistic market outlook

Chinese manganese alloys prices lost further ground last week amid quickly declining upstream ore prices and sluggish demand from downstream mills.

ORES & ALLOYS BLOG: Is the second manganese ore squeeze already under way?

After another tough week in the manganese ore market, producers are trying to predict what will happen to their product in the next few months.