July 2017

Manganese ore supply from Africa and Middle East rose 19% in June

Manganese ore supply in Africa and the Middle East rose 19% year-on-year in June, according to the latest data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 31/07: LME copper rally continues; Constellium seeks to build aero, auto share; economics driving EV mass-market adoption

The latest metal markets news and price moves for the start of the North American day on Monday July 31.

OM Holdings' ferro-alloys, manganese ore production both up in Q2

OM Holdings (OMH) reported increased ferro-alloys and manganese ore output in the second quarter of 2017, attributed to robust steel market demand.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 28/07: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday July 28:

Eramet manganese ore output up 27.4% y-o-y in H1

Eramet’s manganese ore production reached a record level of 1.9 million tonnes in the first half of 2017, the company said in its half-year operating report released on Thursday July 27.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices keep rising, fuelled by SiMn futures

Manganese ore prices continued rising on Friday July 21 as a result of a rally in silico-manganese futures prices earlier on the week and a stronger steel sector.

Russia plans investment in country’s largest manganese field to reduce dependence on imports

The Russian government, together with private investors, plans to invest up to $300 million in developing the Usinskoe manganese field, Russia’s largest manganese reserve.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 25/07: Freeport’s Kokkola asset; Gécamines DRC financing claims; Brazilian bauxite exports

The latest metal markets news and price moves for the start of the North American day on Tuesday July 25.

DAVIES ON ORES: South African manganese shipments flush out the market’s top concerns

Soaring manganese ore shipments from South Africa have spooked market participants into doubting the sustainability of recent price rises as they balance the threat of a new stock build against recent strong demand from China and India.

Chinese manganese ore imports rise 28.7% y-o-y in June

China’s manganese ore imports rose 28.7% year-on-year in June, reflecting robust demand in the country as well as increased supply from South African mines.