Ores and alloys

Ores and alloys are critical for producing the metal that builds our communities

Global metal markets are on the cusp of change now that sustainability is taking center stage.

The shift towards higher-grade ores and renewable alloys means using less of these precious commodities and recycling the rest. Our team of experts embedded in the ores and alloys market covers recent developments, prices trends, forecasting and analysis, and more. When you understand the data behind what is driving your market, you always know what to expect.

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There are more opportunities being created for the Chinese ferro-alloys industry on the back of China’s focus on sustainable development goals and the rising availability of competitively-priced green electricity, sources told Fastmarkets

Seaborne manganese ore prices to China rose further in the week to Friday March 8, following fresh deals in the higher and lower-grade markets

The ferro-alloys sector in China has shown a muted response to the country’s economic targets set for 2024 and laid out in the government work report released by Premier Minister Qiang Li on Tuesday March 5 in Beijing, industry sources have told Fastmarkets

Premiums for direct-reduced (DR) iron ore pellet from Brazil are expected to move lower in the second quarter of the year in response to weaker demand from major importers amid increasing inventory, sources told Fastmarkets

High stainless steel production in China in 2023 generated lofty imports of raw materials, including chrome ore, ferro-chrome, nickel pig iron (NPI) and ferro-nickel

Learn more about how Chinese ferro-alloy smelters are planning to strengthen green production efforts in 2024

Ores and alloys prices

Ores and alloy prices are the cornerstones for price movement across the metals and mining sector. We provide more than 50 ores and alloy prices, including industry benchmarks from across the globe. Our price coverage can help your organization to evaluate risk, optimize your purchasing strategy, negotiate in both physical and financial contracts and make the right decision every time.

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    • Ferro-chrome 50% Cr, delivered Europe, $/lb Cr
    • Iron ore spot 67.5% Fe magnetite-hematite pellet feed price differential, cfr Qingdao, $/tonne
    • Ferro-chrome 50% Cr import, cif Indonesia, $/lb

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