January 2020

FOCUS: Chinese alloy smelters mull output cuts amid coronavirus outbreak

Some silico-manganese producers in northern China may consider curtailing their alloy output in the coming weeks if they continue to be unable to transport ore from port to plant because of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, market sources have told Fastmarkets.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Seaborne ore markets tick down amid wariness of coronavirus

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday January 31.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 31/01: Cobalt hydroxide prices jump in January following continued steady buying

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

Manganese ore supply hits 22.14 mln tonnes in 2019

Global manganese ore supply increased 6% year on year in 2019 to 22.14 million tonnes of manganese units, amid rising output in Africa and the Americas, according to the latest data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

PRICING NOTICE: Friday Jan 31 China-focused minor metals, ores & alloys content and pricing

Due to the enforced extension of China's Lunar New Year holidays, Fastmarkets will roll over the following minor metals, ores and alloys price assessments on Friday January 31.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: China ore prices tick up in pre-holiday calm

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday January 24.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 24/01: Cobalt hydroxide payables increase further amid tighter spot supply

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

AT A GLANCE: Anglo American copper output down 13.5% in fourth quarter amid Chilean drought

A summary of Anglo American’s production results for copper, nickel and manganese in the fourth quarter and full-year 2019, as well as production guidance for 2020, following the company's report released on Thursday January 23.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 22

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday January 22 that are worth another look.

South32 reports having sold UMK stake in December quarter

South32 sold an indirect stake in fellow manganese producer United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) for $93 million during the three months to December 31, 2019, both companies have confirmed.