US ferrosilicon availability questioned

Sep 06, 2013 | 04:47 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  ferrosilicon, ferrosilicon supply, production capacity, anti-dumping, International Trade Commission, ITC, Globe Specialty Metals, CC Metals & Alloys Ferroatlantica North America

NEW YORK — Ferrosilicon market participants have cast doubt on U.S. producers’ ability to cover the needs of domestic steel producers, although imports are likely to make up the balance.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to continue an anti-dumping investigation into ferrosilicon imports from Russia and Venezuela, issuing a preliminary determination that the domestic industry could be materially injured by such imports (, Aug. 30).

The investigation follows a petition filed July 19 by Calvert City, Ky.-based CC Metals & Alloys LLC and New York-based Globe Specialty Metals Inc. that targets ferrosilicon primarily handled by Ferroatlantica North America Inc. and Russian Ferroalloys Inc.....

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