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India: Ferro Chrome Prices Up by INR 2000/MT W-o-W

3 October 2019 - 18:45
Indian Ferro Chrome Prices have been under pressure for a long duration, however, despite low demand and thin trading activity, the prices skyrocketed in the domestic market in line with increased Chrome Ore Prices in the recent auctions. Meanwhile, most of the producers are out of material to supply and thus, the supply situation for both the raw material and Ferro Chrome are tight.

China’s Graphite Electrodes Prices stabilizes amid Quiet Market

20 September 2019 - 14:45
SteelMint has heard from its market sources that after falling continuously over past few months, the electrodes prices in China have stabilized this week. However, the market continues to remain weak with tepid downstream demand and high inventories with the producers.

What’s Happening in China’s Graphite Electrodes Market?

5 September 2019 - 13:38
With no major change in China’s downstream steel demand, the overall situation in country’s GE market continues to remain sluggish and the prices prevails to be weak.

India: NMDC Restores Raw Material Handling System Contract with BHEL

3 September 2019 - 07:06
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited - a govt owned unit yesterday in a BSE filing informed that - "a contract to construct a Raw Material Handling System at NMDC's under construction Integrated Steel Plant, Nagarnar, Bastar district — Chhattisgarh, is being executed by BHEL-ISG Bengaluru division."

India: Ferro Silicon Prices Remains Unchanged W-o-W basis

28 August 2019 - 19:26
Producers in India and Bhutan have maintained the prices of Ferro Silicon despite low demand and thin trading activities. India is experiencing such sluggish demand for Ferro Silicon owing to the bearish Stainless and Steel market and characterized by the oversupply of material. Although, the demand remains scattered, as a few producers were also heard to be booked for the month, while the others are undercutting the prices to attract buyers.

Large-Sized UHP Grade Electrodes Prices in China continue to remain Firm

28 August 2019 - 18:45
Bearish sentiments in China’s graphite electrodes market continued this week amid drop in the country’s domestic steel prices. The tepid downstream demand is taking toll upon China’s GE market and few of the EAF manufacturers have stalled their production resulting in plunge in GE demand and its prices (especially that of non-UHP grade electrodes and small sized electrodes).

How does China’s Needle Coke Market perform so far in 2019?

15 August 2019 - 13:23
In 2019, although the global needle coke prices maintained an uptrend, the Chinese prices moved in the opposite direction. The country’s needle coke market was affected by the decline in graphite electrode prices, and the domestic prices dropped 30-40% compared to 2018. Whereas over the same period, the companies ex-China continued to raise the needle coke prices, resulting in a price surge of 20% Y-O-Y basis.

NM, Thyssenkrupp sign heavy rare earth offtake deal

12 August 2019 - 18:17
Australian mining firm Northern Minerals (NM) has concluded a long-term offtake agreement for heavy rare earth carbonate from its Browns Range pilot plant with the trading arm of German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp.

Iron ore futures down

6 August 2019 - 17:03
Even though at the beginning of the month iron ore was trading above $120 a tonne, the highest in more than five years, prices are starting to come down, closing at about $100 a tonne in the last market session.

Chinese company to invest $180m in lithium plant in Argentina

5 August 2019 - 18:18
Representatives from Tibet Summit Resources announced that they want to invest $180 million in a lithium carbonate plant to be located in Argentina’s Salta province.
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