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World manganese ore supply was still up by 13.3% year on year in November 2017, even as it fell 17.8% compared with the prior month, according to the latest data from the International Manganese Institute.
The global billet markets generally remained silent during the working week from Tuesday January 2 to Friday January 5 amid the New Year holidays.
Cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized prices have started the year up, according to market participants, but mills' attempts to push prices to multi-year peaks may collide with imports that are already at their highest point in years.
The ferrous scrap market in the United States was shoring up on Friday January 5, with Detroit’s increases of $30 per gross ton on obsolete grades and $20 per ton on prime scrap serving as a template for other regions.
Latin America's steel import volumes from China dropped by 10% year on year from January to November 2017.