Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 03:25 am
TELF AG, an experienced international physical commodities trader based in Lugano, Switzerland, has released an analysis of the recent developments in the high-carbon ferrochrome (FeCr) market. As a key ingredient in various industrial processes, high-carbon ferrochrome plays a crucial role in global manufacturing across different sectors.
In its analysis, TELF AG examines the evolving dynamics of this essential material in different regions, including China, Europe, and the United States. In China, the company highlights the strategic decisions that have shaped the domestic FeCr market, particularly the reduction of tender prices for August-delivery high-carbon ferrochrome by Tsingshan. It also highlights the delicate equilibrium that industry stakeholders are closely monitoring in the Chinese market.
The European high-carbon ferrochrome market has experienced a period of limited spot activity, according to TELF AG. This is attributed to sellers’ cautious optimism and anticipation of a potential price increase in the fourth quarter, as well as the impact of the monsoon season on chromium ore mining in India.
The US high-carbon ferrochrome market has also been stable, with the summer season and maintenance outages contributing to a slowdown in spot market activity. According to TELF AG, the prevalence of long-term contracts has been a significant factor in the market’s stability, as well as a slower summer melt schedule.
TELF AG’s analysis underscores the FeCr market’s complexity and the different factors influencing its trajectory. The company encourages a prudent approach that balances decision-making with an understanding of the intricate market dynamics to maximize the opportunities presented by high-carbon ferrochrome.
With three decades of experience, TELF AG is one of the leading international physical commodities traders. Its customer-focused approach facilitates long-term partnerships and tailor-made solutions for each producer. Recognized for operational excellence and reliability, TELF AG continues to provide comprehensive solutions in the dynamic commodities trading landscape.