February 2020

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 28/02: Bismuth, antimony gain support on supply concerns

An overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons behind the latest price moves.

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: High stocks, low smelter demand dampens China’s seaborne ore market

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday February 28.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 28/02: Post-New Year restocking boosts cobalt hydroxide price for February

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

World SiMn output down 4.5% in January - IMnI

World silico-manganese output dropped by 4.5% year on year in January due to production cuts across most global regions, the latest data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) shows.

World manganese ore production down 19% in January

World manganese ore production dropped by 19% year on year in January due to production cuts in most global regions, according to the latest data from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 27

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday February 27 that are worth another look.

FOCUS: Coronavirus-linked tight cashflow, weak demand push China’s SiMn price lower

The Chinese domestic price for silico-manganese has drifted downward significantly in recent assessments because some alloy smelters reduced their offer prices to attract buying interest and generate cash amid the sluggish demand circumstances created by the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, market participants have told Fastmarkets.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 26

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 26 that are worth another look.

Strong call-offs on metals, ferro-alloys amid logistics disruptions on coronavirus spread to Europe

Metal and ferro-alloy suppliers in Europe are reporting strong call-offs on sales to European consumers, some of which are stocking up in preparation for any disruptions that might be caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 25

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 25 that are worth another look.