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China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-2)

SMM Insight 05:43:27PM Apr 02, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 2 (SMM) -

Domestic market:
Spot manganese ore markets at ports were dominated by strong wait-and-see sentiment. Steel producers’ bid prices for manganese alloy in April were down RMB 150-250/mt from March. SMM’s surveys found that traders have remained cautious about importing amid rising CIF prices for manganese ore.       

Transactions:
Trading volumes of South Africa mixed carbonate manganese ore remained comparatively high, but traded prices varied greatly, due mainly to growing arrivals in March. Prices for manganese ore (medium Fe) from South Africa and Australia, on the other hand, are firm at the moment due to tight supplies.

China’s finished steel inventories are trending down. Although prices for five major finished steel remain weak, construction on infrastructure and fixed asset investment projects will progressively start following the Chinese Qingming holiday, and this will boost demand for finished steel. Besides, power tariff will drop with the onset of rainy season in south China, which will help reduce production costs by RMB 100/mt for manganese alloy producers. Some small and medium alloy producers will high intention of resuming production by then, allowing manganese ore prices to hold stable.
 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 2 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 1 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%
40-41
40-41
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
39.5-40
39.5-40
Qinzhou port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, granule)
Mn38% Fe5%
39-39.5
39-39.5
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%
45.5-46
45.5-46
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

China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-2)

SMM Insight 05:43:27PM Apr 02, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 2 (SMM) -

Domestic market:
Spot manganese ore markets at ports were dominated by strong wait-and-see sentiment. Steel producers’ bid prices for manganese alloy in April were down RMB 150-250/mt from March. SMM’s surveys found that traders have remained cautious about importing amid rising CIF prices for manganese ore.       

Transactions:
Trading volumes of South Africa mixed carbonate manganese ore remained comparatively high, but traded prices varied greatly, due mainly to growing arrivals in March. Prices for manganese ore (medium Fe) from South Africa and Australia, on the other hand, are firm at the moment due to tight supplies.

China’s finished steel inventories are trending down. Although prices for five major finished steel remain weak, construction on infrastructure and fixed asset investment projects will progressively start following the Chinese Qingming holiday, and this will boost demand for finished steel. Besides, power tariff will drop with the onset of rainy season in south China, which will help reduce production costs by RMB 100/mt for manganese alloy producers. Some small and medium alloy producers will high intention of resuming production by then, allowing manganese ore prices to hold stable.
 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 2 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 1 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%
40-41
40-41
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
39.5-40
39.5-40
Qinzhou port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, granule)
Mn38% Fe5%
39-39.5
39-39.5
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%
45.5-46
45.5-46
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