Manganese – The price of manganese has been falling since October. As the price moves towards 2009 lows, the profitability of many high cost manganese producers is coming into question. If the miners reduce their output, prices may stabilize.
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Manganese – Manganese prices have remained weak due to oversupply and weak steel demand. However, emerging technologies demanding manganese may bolster prices going forward.
Manganese – The price of manganese, an essential ingredient in steel production, has been declining, down some 40 percent year-over-year. Upwards of 12 million tonnes of new supply is coming from South Africa, weight down prices. However due to issues with Chinese manganese production, the country will have to increase imports.
Moly – While steel production has remained strong in China and North America, the price of molybdenum has remained weak. China became a net importer of molybdenum in 2010, however, on the year the country is a net exporter of the metal. This trend however may be reversing.
Manganese – The price of manganese is a good barometer for the health of an economy primarily because of its use in steel, a prime component of infrastructure projects. The price has moved lower, but remains stable. Also, improvements to South African railways are planned to meet new demand from new, massive manganese projects.
Moly – The volatility of world markets over the last week has some commodites on a downward trend. Molybdenum, however, is bucking the trend with some impressive gains over the last week.
Nickel – Nickel prices on the LME have been on a downward trajectory since March. Weakened demand for steel, increased production of nickel, and many manufacturers seeking substitutes may put create a surplus in 2011.
Manganese – The Gold Report interviewed mining consultant Ken Reser about the potential of manganese as an investment.
Manganese – Prices for March delivery of manganese in China have slipped due to fierce competition and excess inventory. The ramp up in manganese production in 2010 seems to have hit a ceiling in the short term. However, long term outlook shows increased demand for the metal going forward.
Coal – For thousands of years coal has been used as an important source of energy, including a crucial role as a driving force in the Industrial Revolution. Today, coal is the largest source of energy for electricity generation in the world. Coal provides 27 percent of global primary energy needs and generates 41 percent of the world's electricity.