Neodymium saw the largest upwards shift on the weekly Renewables MMI®, rising 2.3 percent to settle at CNY 445,000 ($72,715) per metric ton. Chinese cobalt cathodes remained essentially flat from the previous week at CNY 201,000 ($32,845) per metric ton. At CNY 13,200 ($2,157) per metric ton, the price of silicon did not change since the previous week. Following a steady week, prices for Chinese steel plate closed flat at CNY 3,960 ($647.10) per metric ton.
At JPY 72,000 ($732.72) per metric ton, the price of Japanese steel plate did not change since the previous week. Prices for Korean steel plate remained constant, closing the week at KRW 1.1 million ($996.45) per metric ton. Chinese steel plate prices held steady from the previous week at CNY 3,960 ($647.10) per metric ton. US steel plate remained essentially flat from the previous week at $739.00 per short ton.
US grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) held steady at $3,328 per short ton.
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