Manganese ore prices continued to soften over the past week, after a reduction in the September prices for silico-manganese further damped sentiment in the market.
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Manganese ore prices softened in China on Friday September 6 after Hebei Steel lowered its September tender price for silico-manganese.
Fastmarkets’ index for manganese ore, 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth, dropped by 15 cents week on week to $4.06 per dry metric tonne unit (dmtu) on Friday.
The corresponding manganese ore index, 37% Mn, cif Tianjin, dropped by 5 cents to $4.99 per dmtu on the same day.
The fob index fell more sharply than the cif index, reflecting an increase in the cost of freight between South Africa and China.
Also on Friday, Fastmarkets’ index for manganese ore, 44% Mn, cif Tianjin, nudged down by 3 cents $5.47 per dmtu.
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