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China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-25)

SMM Insight 02:49:28PM Apr 25, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 25 (SMM) -

Overseas News:  
GAA, a leading ferroalloy producer, recently announced it has acquired 100% stakes of GM’s Georgia branch, allowing it to expand its ferroalloy business and optimize its investment portfolio.

Domestic market:
Spot manganese ore prices at ports remained stable, and traders were less willing to cut offers. Steel producers began to invite tenders for manganese alloy purchases. Prices offered by Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group were in line with market expectations, but had little impact on the market. Silicomanganese alloy prices have fallen to near cost levels. If steel producers continue to push for even lower alloy prices, alloy producers will be forced to close against high manganese ore prices and low alloy prices.

Transactions:
Newly arrived manganese ore was quickly sold as most of which has been ordered by alloy producers. Traders were bearish over future trading.

Origin
Grade
Apr. 25 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 24 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%
39-39.5
39-39.5
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
39.5
39.5
Qinzhou port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, granule)
Mn38% Fe5%
38-38.5
38-38.5
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
-
-
Zhanjiang port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, fines)
Mn38% Fe5%
37-37.5
37-37.5
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
37.5
37.5
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
45.5
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 (2013-4-25)

SMM Insight 02:49:28PM Apr 25, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 25 (SMM) -

Overseas News:  
GAA, a leading ferroalloy producer, recently announced it has acquired 100% stakes of GM’s Georgia branch, allowing it to expand its ferroalloy business and optimize its investment portfolio.

Domestic market:
Spot manganese ore prices at ports remained stable, and traders were less willing to cut offers. Steel producers began to invite tenders for manganese alloy purchases. Prices offered by Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group were in line with market expectations, but had little impact on the market. Silicomanganese alloy prices have fallen to near cost levels. If steel producers continue to push for even lower alloy prices, alloy producers will be forced to close against high manganese ore prices and low alloy prices.

Transactions:
Newly arrived manganese ore was quickly sold as most of which has been ordered by alloy producers. Traders were bearish over future trading.

Origin
Grade
Apr. 25 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 24 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%
39-39.5
39-39.5
Tianjin port, Lianyungang port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
39.5
39.5
Qinzhou port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, granule)
Mn38% Fe5%
38-38.5
38-38.5
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
-
-
Zhanjiang port, Fangchenggang
South Africa (mixed carbonate manganese ore, fines)
Mn38% Fe5%
37-37.5
37-37.5
Tianjin port
 
Mn38% Fe5%
37.5
37.5
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
45.5
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