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Market pessimism lowers prices of silicon-manganese alloy, manganese ore 

SMM assessed prices of #6517 silicon-manganese alloy in Guangxi at 7,550-7,650 yuan/mt on acceptance on Apr 24

Price Review Forecast

02:23:31PM

Market commentary Silico-manganese alloy Manganese ore
Supply surplus lowers prices of spodumene concentrate in Mar

Import prices of spodumene concentrate averaged $660/mt in Mar, down 15% from Feb

Smm Insight

11:39:54AM

Customs data Lithium Spodumene concentrate
Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

The looming electricity supply cuts helped stem the decline in prices of #6517 silico-manganese alloy on Apr 11

Price Review Forecast

01:50:33PM Apr 11, 2019

Market commentary Silico-manganese
Slow contract signings lower imports of cobalt raw material in Jan-Feb

Imports in the period fell 31.34% from the same period last year, to 9,200 mt

Data Analysis

10:57:38AM Apr 11, 2019

Customs data Cobalt Cobalt raw materials
Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices of silicon depressed production enthusiasm at mills and delayed their resumption after maintenance

Data Analysis

06:40:47PM Apr 09, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

This is despite development of 5G technology, smart manufacturing, and digital economy that will pull up demand

Price Review Forecast

06:20:01PM Apr 03, 2019

Market commentary SMM Minor Metals Summit
Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Lower supplies and poor margins also drove most silicon producers to hold offers firm

Price Review Forecast

03:40:47PM Apr 03, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: 2019 unlikely to see new smelters amid environmental restrictions

The growth of base metals sector will keep supplies of raw materials for minor metals sufficient

Smm Insight

02:45:05PM Apr 03, 2019

SMM Minor Metals Summit
Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

As of Apr 2, lower supplies and greater demand have stabilised prices of lithium carbonate for some six months

Price Review Forecast

05:02:41PM Apr 02, 2019

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

While a lower VAT will have minimal impact on prices of silicon, market pessimism will extend the decline in silicon prices in Apr

Price Review Forecast

02:13:49PM Mar 29, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
Market pessimism lowers prices of silicon-manganese alloy, manganese ore 

Market pessimism lowers prices of silicon-manganese alloy, manganese ore 

SMM assessed prices of #6517 silicon-manganese alloy in Guangxi at 7,550-7,650 yuan/mt on acceptance on Apr 24

02:23:31PM

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silico-manganese alloy Manganese ore
Supply surplus lowers prices of spodumene concentrate in Mar

Supply surplus lowers prices of spodumene concentrate in Mar

Import prices of spodumene concentrate averaged $660/mt in Mar, down 15% from Feb

11:39:54AM

Smm Insight

Customs data Lithium Spodumene concentrate
Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

The looming electricity supply cuts helped stem the decline in prices of #6517 silico-manganese alloy on Apr 11

01:50:33PM Apr 11, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silico-manganese
Slow contract signings lower imports of cobalt raw material in Jan-Feb

Slow contract signings lower imports of cobalt raw material in Jan-Feb

Imports in the period fell 31.34% from the same period last year, to 9,200 mt

10:57:38AM Apr 11, 2019

Data Analysis

Customs data Cobalt Cobalt raw materials
Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices of silicon depressed production enthusiasm at mills and delayed their resumption after maintenance

06:40:47PM Apr 09, 2019

Data Analysis

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

This is despite development of 5G technology, smart manufacturing, and digital economy that will pull up demand

06:20:01PM Apr 03, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary SMM Minor Metals Summit
Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Lower supplies and poor margins also drove most silicon producers to hold offers firm

03:40:47PM Apr 03, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: 2019 unlikely to see new smelters amid environmental restrictions

SMM Minor Metals Summit: 2019 unlikely to see new smelters amid environmental restrictions

The growth of base metals sector will keep supplies of raw materials for minor metals sufficient

02:45:05PM Apr 03, 2019

Smm Insight

SMM Minor Metals Summit
Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

As of Apr 2, lower supplies and greater demand have stabilised prices of lithium carbonate for some six months

05:02:41PM Apr 02, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

While a lower VAT will have minimal impact on prices of silicon, market pessimism will extend the decline in silicon prices in Apr

02:13:49PM Mar 29, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silicon