Bare metal price of Chinese magnesium dropped to the lowest level in 5 years on the background of homeostatic excess production. Export price for Japan decreased by 80-130 dollers per tonne to 2,550-2,580 dollers in the second half of February on April 1st. A lot of magnesium factory compel deficit balance because the price dip below the production cost.
Japan Steel Scrap Composite Prices (Sangyo Press)01/18/2018
|36800YEN (-)||39500YEN (-)|
|327.61US$ (-2.85)||351.64US$ (-3.07)|
* Average of electric furnaces steel maker's purchasing price in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (per ton)