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China Manganese Ore Market Movement (2013-4-26)

SMM Insight 01:29:12PM Apr 26, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 26 (SMM) -

Macro News:  
The standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC held a conference on April 25. The meeting highlighted stabilization in macro policies and flexibility in micro policies. Enterprises should transform from extensive growth model to intensive growth model and focus on product renovation.  

Domestic market:
BHPB’s offers of manganese ore for departure in May and June were the same, depressing Chinese importers. Coupled with pressure from steel producers for lower silicomanganese alloy prices, importing manganese ore can be quite risky. Manganese ore traders are suggested to import non-mainstream goods from Southeast Asia and surrounding countries of South Africa.

Transactions:
Trading activity in both northern and southern ports was tepid, and offers varied greatly. The inflows of non-mainstream manganese ore weighted down spot manganese ore prices.

 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 26 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 25 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 (2013-4-26)

SMM Insight 01:29:12PM Apr 26, 2013 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Apr. 26 (SMM) -

Macro News:  
The standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC held a conference on April 25. The meeting highlighted stabilization in macro policies and flexibility in micro policies. Enterprises should transform from extensive growth model to intensive growth model and focus on product renovation.  

Domestic market:
BHPB’s offers of manganese ore for departure in May and June were the same, depressing Chinese importers. Coupled with pressure from steel producers for lower silicomanganese alloy prices, importing manganese ore can be quite risky. Manganese ore traders are suggested to import non-mainstream goods from Southeast Asia and surrounding countries of South Africa.

Transactions:
Trading activity in both northern and southern ports was tepid, and offers varied greatly. The inflows of non-mainstream manganese ore weighted down spot manganese ore prices.

 

Origin
Grade
Apr. 26 Price
(RMB/mtu)
Apr. 25 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