February 16, 2016

 U.S. says ferroalloy imports from Australia sold at 12.03 pct dumping margin

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday an Australian company once owned by the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton Ltd sold silicomanganese in the United States at a dumping margin of 12.03 percent, and a final decision on imposing duties on the imports would be made on March 28.

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Ryan’s Notes
January 18, 2016

  Georgian Manganese idled its mines in Georgia

Georgian Manganese idled its mines in Georgia local media sources reported this past week. The curtailment was in direct response to current market conditions. Sources expect the suspension of operations to last until the end of May 2015. Output from the mine is transferred to the Zestaponi ferroalloys plant.

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January 14, 2016
By Carla Bridglal

Georgian to halt Chiatura output

NEW YORK—Georgian Manganese LLC will temporarily suspend all manganese ore mining and production at its Chiatura Mining and Enrichment Complex in Georgia's Imereti region starting Jan. 20 due to poor global metallurgical market conditions.

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Democracy and Freedom Watch
January 12, 2016

 Georgian Manganese halts mining work due to failing market demand

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Manganese is temporarily shutting down its mines western Georgia for four months due to a low demand for manganese.

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January 8, 2016
By Bob Matyi

 Felman down to one furnace at West Virginia silicomanganese plant

Felman Production expects to operate only one furnace at its 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, until the middle of this year while it repairs a second furnace that was damaged in a November "burn-through," the company said January 8.

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