CIS Ferroalloys Exports Conference 2017

About the Conference


Metal Expert is delighted to invite you at CIS Ferroalloys Exports Conference which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on March 6, 2017.

 Topics to be discussed

1. Probability of growth of Ukrainian Mn alloys shipments to Europe in 2017 amid of the introduction of trade restrictions in EAEC.
2. Manganese ore prices’ influence on alloy shipments to Europe.
3. The impact of macroeconomic conditions on commodity markets.


1.Sales policy of manganese and chrome ferroalloys suppliers from CIS in 2017.
2.Production and sales plans of manganese ore suppliers in 2017.
3.Experts’ outlook for Mn ore, Mn and Cr ferroalloys markets and the assessment of macroeconomic conditions’ impact on commodity markets.
4.View from the TOP.
5.The individual negotiations on basic ferroalloys’ contracts in Europe at 2Q 2017.

Who should attend?

  • Manufacturers and suppliers of bulk ferroalloys from Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan
  • Manganese ore suppliers
  • Ferroalloys consumers
  • European ferroalloys manufacturers
  • Trading/ service companies
  • Market analysts and economists

Key companies to be invited

Felman Trading / Privat Intertrading, Russian Ferroalloys (RFA), TELF AG, Elkem Group, OFZ, Eramet Comilog, Glencore, Outokumpu, Yildirim, South32, ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp.

About CIS supplies to Europe

Supplies of manganese, silicon and chromium alloys from the CIS to Europe are estimated by Metal Expert at about 350,000 tons annually.
In EU the CIS covers up to 30% of needs in the Mn alloys segment, 15% and 20% - in the demand of Si and Cr ferroalloys respectively.

Current market background

After a protracted stagnation, prices in the world steel and raw materials markets, including Europe, show the up-trend.
Many analysts believe that this growth is sooner the result of the Chinese government actions on state economy stimulating than the real illustration of supply-demand balance.
However, the Mn and Cr ores’ price hike (by more than 2.5 times) put the non-integrated ferroalloys producers in a difficult position. Against the backdrop of rising costs and moderate demand, they lose their competitiveness.
The sharp increase of ore quotations can stimulate the rapid production growth, which in the current situation will inevitably reverse pressure on prices until a sharp decline just before the ferroalloys supplies contracts conclusion in Q2.
Meanwhile, one of the key manganese alloys suppliers in Europe is forced to seek new markets after the introduction of trade restrictions in Russia. Additional uncertainty with a source and supply of manganese ore may arise in connection with the sale completion of Consolidated Minerals.

Conference feed-back

Regarding speaking opportunities, sponsorship and participation in the conference, please address to Veronika Tropina, Head of Metallurgical Conferences Department: T: +38 056 3757909 |T: +7 499 3460624, ext.475,


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