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China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-3-25)
Mar 26,2013 11:11CST
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SHANGHAI, Mar. 26 (SMM) -

Domestic market:
Spot manganese ore prices remained depressing. CML quoted manganese ore (Mn 46%) for April delivery at USD 6.1/mtu, while mainstream traded price for spot manganese ore (Mn 46%) in China’s southern ports were RMB 45.5/mtu. Manganese alloy producers may suffer even heavier losses given that steel mills have been trying to push for lower input costs.

Transactions:
South African mixed carbonate manganese ore remained the most-trade one in China’s southern and northern ports, but traded prices fell steadily. Market players are bearish over future prices.

As top steel producer, China has robust demand for manganese alloy. On the other hand, a supply overhang of manganese alloy will keep manganese ore prices in check.

Origin
Grade
Mar.25 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Mar. 22 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Price Change
Region
Note
South Africa
(high Fe, lump)
Mn32% Fe20%
38.5-39.5
38.5-39.5
Tianjin port
 
Mn32% Fe20%
38.5
38.5
Qinzhou port
Mn35-36% Fe18%
39-40
39-40
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
 
Mn35-36% Fe18%
38-38.5
38-38.5
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
South Africa
(medium Fe, lump)
Mn45% Fe12%
39.5-40
39.5-40
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, lump)
Mn38% Fe5%
41
41
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
40
40
Qinzhou port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, granule)
Mn38% Fe5%
39.5-40
39.5-40
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
-
-
Zhanjiang port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, fines)
Mn38% Fe5%
38
38
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
37.5-38
37.5-38
Qinzhou port
Australia (lump)
Mn46%
45.5-46.5
45.5-46.5
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn46%
45-46
45-46
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
Australia (lump)
Mn48%
46.5-47
46.5-47
Tianjin port
 
Mn48%
46.5-47
46.5-47
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
Australia (high Si, lump)
Mn36% Si20%
45.5-47
45.5-47
Tianjin port
 
Australia (high Si, lump)
Mn36% Si20%
45-45.5
45-45.5
Qinzhou port
 
Australia (medium Fe, lump)
Mn36-37% Fe16%
41.5-42
41.5-42
Tianjin port
 
Australia (medium Fe, lump)
Mn36-37% Fe16%
41-41.5
41-41.5
Qinzhou port
 
Australia (high Fe, lump)
Mn32% Fe20%
37-37.5
37-37.5
Tianjin port
 
Australia (high Fe, lump)
Mn29% Fe27%
35-37
35-37
Tianjin port
 
Australia (granule)
Mn48%
46.5-47
46.5-47
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn48%
42-43
42-43
Qinzhou port
Mn50%
43
43
Qinzhou port
Mn50%
48-48.5
48-48.5
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
Australia (lump)
Mn44%
-
-
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn44%
41
41
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
Gabon (lump)
Mn44-45%
44-46
44-46
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn44-45%
41-42
41-42
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
Gabon (granule)
Mn44-45%
-
-
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn44-45%
38-39
38-39
Qinzhou port
Brazil (lump)
Mn44-45%
40-41
40-41
Qinzhou port, Zhanjiang port
 
Mn44-45%
44
44
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
Brazil (fines)
Mn44-45%
-
-
Tianjin port
Mn44-46%
37-37.5
37-37.5
Zhanjiang Port

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