May 2017

FOCUS: Low-grade manganese ore volatility reflects fragmented market

Higher volatility in Metal Bulletin’s low-grade manganese ore index, compared with high-grade, reflects the fragmented South African manganese mining sector and exposure to volatile silico-manganese prices.

SiMn in 114kt deficit in April, as HC FeMn records 31kt surplus

The global silico-manganese market was in deficit by 114,000 tonnes in April, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

World manganese ore output grows almost 10% in April

Global manganese ore production rose 9.7% month-on-month in April, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 31/05: Eurometaux interview; antimony prices; chrome, Mn wrap

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the Asian morning on Wednesday May 31.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices falter in thin trading; alloy prices remain strong

Manganese ore prices stabilised last week, dipping slightly amid thin trading, as alloy prices rose in various regions.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 26/05: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday May 26:

DAVIES ON ORES: Three weeks into a rally, the manganese market has seen it all before

As traders continue to push up manganese ore prices in China’s ports, leaving seaborne prices trailing, market participants take stock of the seemingly endless short-term rally cycle.

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

A summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports figures for April 2017.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/05: Base metals up; EV growth to boost base; Grasberg strike; Arconic agreement

The latest metal markets news and prices for the start of the Asian day on Tuesday May 23.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Manganese ore prices surge; alloys supported globally

Strength remained in the global manganese ore and alloy markets last week, with ore prices gaining almost 5% week-on-week.