After a review and consultation with the market, which ended on January 25, Metal Bulletin will, from February 5, price the low phosphorous ferro-chrome market on a fortnightly basis, rather than weekly as it did previously.

The price will be published once every two weeks, on Fridays.

The new specification is:

Description: Low-phosphorous ferro-chrome, Europe
Price: $ per lb (of chrome contained), delivered consumer works, Europe
Cr: 65% min
Si: 1% max
C: 6-8%
P: 0.015% max
Ti: 0.05% max
Form: Lumps in the range of 10-100mm, 90% min
Packaging: Big bags of 1 tonne or producer’s steel drums, each 500kg
Lot size and tolerance: 25T minimum
Payment terms: 30 days, other payment terms normalised
Assessment: On Fridays, fortnightly by Metal Bulletin’s London office, except when that office is closed for public holidays. Such times will be notified well in advance
Publication: Between 2pm and 3pm London time on Fridays

Comments and questions on this should be sent to Janie Davies at

Questions relating to Metal Bulletin’s pricing methodology and policy should be sent to market data and compliance manager Paolo Sorze at or Metal Bulletin editor Alex Harrison at

Janie Davies
Twitter: @janiedavies_mb