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November 2019 | Ferro-alloys

Depressed demand from European steelmakers: Latest Analysis

Price weakness has returned to chrome markets this month, with traded prices of chrome ore falling in particular.

This month’s key ferro-alloy forecast highlights: Sentiment at Fastmarkets’ International Ferroalloys conference last week in Budapest was somewhat more upbeat than expected for certain alloy markets, if merely because it seems implausible that prices could fall further still, for example in the ferro-silicon and manganese alloy markets. Perhaps the most negative sentiment was evident in the chrome discussions, where non-Chinese producers are struggling to compete against China’s dominance...


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