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China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-18)

SMM Insight 05:13:32PM Apr 18, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 18 (SMM) -

Overseas Market:  
Vale produced 501,000 mt of manages ore in Q1 this year, with Azul accounting for 76% at 381,000 mt, and Urucum contributing 19.5% at 98,000 mt. Output at Urucum grew 5.9% MoM and 46.8% YoY. This is due largely to higher production efficiency from use of new equipments. Azul’s output, in contrast, tumbled 27.2% MoM, and was up a mere 0.4% YoY, because of limited handling capacity of its plants.  

Domestic market:
Sales volumes of spot manganese ore at ports were thin, but inquiries increased. Traded prices varied greatly among different categories. Manganese alloy producers are pushing for even lower input costs against their own severe losses. CIF prices for manages ore will most likely continue to rise in May, forcing additional losses for manganese ore traders.

Transactions:
In northern ports, another ship of South Africa mixed carbonate manganese ore arrived, but most of which has been sold to manganese alloy producer, with little available for sale at ports. In southern ports, offers increased, but trading was light.

 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 18 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 17 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%
44
44
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
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%
42-42.5
42-42.5
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%
42-42.5
42-42.5
Tianjin port
Mn44-46%
-
-
Zhanjiang Port

China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-18)

SMM Insight 05:13:32PM Apr 18, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 18 (SMM) -

Overseas Market:  
Vale produced 501,000 mt of manages ore in Q1 this year, with Azul accounting for 76% at 381,000 mt, and Urucum contributing 19.5% at 98,000 mt. Output at Urucum grew 5.9% MoM and 46.8% YoY. This is due largely to higher production efficiency from use of new equipments. Azul’s output, in contrast, tumbled 27.2% MoM, and was up a mere 0.4% YoY, because of limited handling capacity of its plants.  

Domestic market:
Sales volumes of spot manganese ore at ports were thin, but inquiries increased. Traded prices varied greatly among different categories. Manganese alloy producers are pushing for even lower input costs against their own severe losses. CIF prices for manages ore will most likely continue to rise in May, forcing additional losses for manganese ore traders.

Transactions:
In northern ports, another ship of South Africa mixed carbonate manganese ore arrived, but most of which has been sold to manganese alloy producer, with little available for sale at ports. In southern ports, offers increased, but trading was light.

 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 18 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 17 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%
44
44
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
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%
42-42.5
42-42.5
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%
42-42.5
42-42.5
Tianjin port
Mn44-46%
-
-
Zhanjiang Port