After a review and consultation with the market, which ended on February 3, from February 5, Metal Bulletin will price its free market in-warehouse Chinese ferro-manganese price fortnightly, rather than weekly as it did previously.

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

The full specification for the price assessment will be as follows:

Description: Ferro-manganese, min 65% Mn, max 7% C, China domestic*
Price: Yuan per tonne, in-warehouse China, price for all Mn grades normalised to 65% on a pro rata basis
Mn: 65-72%
Si: 4.5% max
C: 7.0% max
P: 0.4% max
S: 0.03% max
Form: Lumps
Lot size: 100T min
Payment terms: Cash, other payment terms normalised
Assessment: On alternate Fridays by Metal Bulletin’s Shanghai 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 alternate Fridays.

*The description has been simplified from the previous version: Ferro-manganese Chinese free market min 65% Mn max 7.0% C in warehouse China RMB per tonne

If you have any comments or wish to participate in pricing, please contact Ellie Wang at

If you have any questions about Metal Bulletin’s general pricing methodology and policy, please contact market data and compliance manager Paolo Sorze at or Metal Bulletin editor Alex Harrison at

Ellie Wang
Wechat: elliewang0712