Fastmarkets explores the logistical challenges facing South African ore exports, from the perspective of chrome and manganese markets
Chromite prices rose further in the two weeks to Tuesday May 31 on support from cost pressures and logistical issues in South Africa
UG2/MG chrome ore prices experienced major declines in the week to Tuesday July 12, dropping by $15 per tonne week on week, as the market saw the beginnings of a break in the continuing stalemate of recent weeks
Freight rates for dry bulk commodities lifted for the second consecutive week in most routes monitored by Agricensus...
China’s cobalt tetroxide prices drifted lower in the week to Wednesday September 1, due to weak demand from battery producers, while cobalt sulfate prices remained rangebound, with producers rejecting lower bids.
Producers actions to reduce losses raise raw material costs, the market now braces for Q4 hikes
Battery supply chain participants have prioritized securing lithium in the second half of 2021, but nickel has also been a headache for sourcing directors, who are less concerned about cobalt supplies, a Fastmarkets survey has found.
Civil unrest, Covid-19 and supply curbs – three factors that could keep cobalt prices high through 2021
With strong freight values and limited supplies available, how long will the bargains last?