Our June chrome market report details how the downward trend culminated in a significant drop in the ferrochrome benchmark price to 104c/lb from 120c/lb in the second quarter. The Chinese benchmark price is currently at 74-75c/lb for the third quarter … Read More
Minvest Gold West Africa Conference 2019. The presentation provides a detailed account of the trials and tribulations as well as the positives of mining gold in Africa and provides an opinion on whether West Africa can support a legitimate, world … Read More
The Sino-US trade war has persisted for longer than most anticipated, and although the US omitted rare earths from increased duties, China raised the tariff on imported rare earth ores and concentrates from 10 to 25%. This has negatively impacted … Read More
Our June issue of the Rare Earth Monthly Report focuses on the Sino-US trade war. The US deliberately left rare earths off their initial tariff list as it realised its over-reliance on China for these critical materials. Furthermore, America relies … Read More
Fast Markets Battery Materials Conference 2019. Core Consultants explores the current state of the cobalt market, with stocks having fallen materially. The presentation addresses reasons why this has occurred and the outlook for cobalt over the medium term. Kindly log … Read More
DRC ban on copper and cobalt concentrates exports, cobalt sources outside the DRC, and the shift to nickel-rich batteries. Lara will take part in the cobalt session at the upcoming Battery Materials 2019, taking place in Shanghai from 10 – … Read More
As of March 15th, the price of manganese ore was stable, but some increases are noted to prices for April delivery, suggesting that producers anticipate rising demand. However, according to Core Consultants’ latest manganese report, there are numerous manganese ore … Read More
In the March 2019 issue of the Core Consultants Rare Earth Report, we discuss how the rare earth export restrictions from Myanmar might lend support to heavy rare earth prices.
Currently the light rare earth market is suffering a supply overhang, which is further impacted by poor demand for permanent magnets.
However there is some positive support for permanent magnets expected this year from the wind power and EV sectors, especially in China. … Read More
Rising nickel prices, coupled with a slight overreaction to the 30 million tonnes of Vale iron ore being removed from the market in March has offered support to steel and stainless steel prices. However, this is unlikely to have any … Read More