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11 December 2017

Metal Bulletin reports that limited stocks and steady demand have pushed V2O5 and FeV prices higher in December.

In Europe, V2O5 prices were assessed at $8.60-9 per lb, a 10% increase from last week's.

"For shipment it's almost impossible to get an offer," a trader said.

"The deficit is now coming to bear fruit. The world just doesn’t have enough vanadium units," a supplier source said.

Market participants suspect prices will continue to strengthen amid the bullish global sentiment in the weeks ahead.

29 November 2017
Continued vanadium supply tightness affirms higher prices in China and Europe

Metal Bulletin reports that low raw material availability pushed prices again higher this week.

Chinese V2O5 narrowed to $9-9.20 per Ib fob China on Thursday November 23, from $8.90-9.20 one week earlier.

In Europe, V2O5 prices rose to $7.80-8.20 per lb, in-warehouse Rotterdam last week, up from $7.50-7.80 per lb previously.

The US market was not assessed last week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

There is still a feeling we are nearer the bottom of the cycle than the top" a trader told Metal Bulletin.

23 November 2017
V2O5 price rise amid tight supply

Metal Bulletin reports that vanadium pentoxide and ferro-vanadium rose sharply last week amid tight supply and solid demand with price increase of 4% and 2.5% respectively week on week.

Chinese exporters are currently inactive as they can achieve better prices locally.

European traders are restocking and holding on their stocks expecting higher prices in the coming days due to low availability of material before the year-end.

In the US, stocks are depleted and prices are expected to rise further.

"[End-users] fear the market will continue to move up, so they are trying to buy," a European trader said.

"The US is devoid of material at this point, so any demand shock in the market could make prices explode," a supplier source said.

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Further strengthening of vanadium market

Metal Bulletin reports that vanadium prices are continuing their ascent as buyers’ return to the market and prices start to move higher again after relative stability in August.

Price of Ferro-Vanadium is now at a range of US$42.85-45 per kg, up 4.2% from August and 128% from last year.

V2O5 prices surged ahead of ferro-vanadium last week in Europe, with spot material held in a limited number of hands. Metal Bulletin assessed V2O5 prices at $11-11.25 per lb, in-warehouse Rotterdam, a jump of 12.4% compared to the previous week.

Market participants expected prices to consolidate toward the high end of the range moving forward, as cheaper inventories are expended.

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25 August 2017
China's scrap ban will cut 4,500-5,500 tpy of domestic V2O5 production

Metal Bulletin reports that according to an announcement on the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection’s (MEP) website on August 17th, all four categories of vanadium scrap are "forbidden" to be imported into China under new regulations expected to come into effect after December 31, 2017.

This scrap import ban by Chinese authorities at the end of the year will cut approximately 4,500-5,500 tonnes from the country’s vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) production per year.

Meanwhile, vanadium demand in China is expected to surge following a revision to the standard tensile strength of rebar products in the country, which requires a greater amount of vanadium be added to products to increase their strength. An official at the China Iron & Steel Research Institute pegged this growth at around 10,000 tpy.

Metal Bulletin’s vanadium pentoxide fob China price was assessed at $12.30-13 per lb on August 17, having shot up by 88% from $6.40-7 per lb just a month earlier.

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1 August 2017
V2O5 prices reach multi-year highs on China supply concerns

Metal Bulletin reports today that Chinese vanadium pentoxide (V2O%) prices jumped 60.4% week-on-week, to $10-11.50 per lb FOB China.

The Chinese rally pushes European prices higher, driven by supply concerns, and trader and producer buying.

A trader commented "The reality is that there isn’t that much material available anymore. We are no-quoting traders [and] waiting for end-users to come to us,".

The big move has been facilitated by tighter supplies as a result of environmental inspections in the major production hub of Sichuan province. Stocks were relatively low ahead of the closures being announced, aggravating the effect on spot prices, market sources told Metal Bulletin.

27 July 2017
Vanadium prices up sharply on supply concerns

Metal Bulletin reports that concerns over upstream vanadium supplies provided the backdrop for a burst of trader restocking in Europe and the USA last week. Prices in Europe and USA have increased sharply last week while the Chinese market held on to its premium status.

European V2O5 prices were assessed in a range of $6-6.60 per lb, in-warehouse Rotterdam, on July 21, up from $5.35-6 per lb previously.

V2O5 prices were assessed at $6.40-7 per lb, fob China, up 3% week-on-week, though European buyers struggled to get offers from Chinese sellers. V2O5 inventories were already tight. Chinese suppliers, including Chengde Jianlong, which had previously declined to offer material to export enquiries, are no longer quoting on domestic enquiries either, the company told Metal Bulletin.

US spot prices for ferro-vanadium climbed to a 33-month high, reaching $12.85-13.25 per lb on July 20, up 8.52% from $11.7-12.35 per lb previously, according to Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM’s latest assessment. 

"It’s going up like a rocket and we don’t know when it’s going to end," a trader said.

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