2013 a mixed bag for Brazilian export markets

Jan 14, 2014 | 10:29 AM |

Tags  Brazil exports, ferrous scrap, pig iron, steel slab, steel billet, iron ore, Ana Paula Camargo, Felipe Peroni

SÃO PAULO — Brazil saw diverging export trends in 2013, with outbound deliveries of ferrous scrap and iron ore rising while those of pig iron, steel slabs and billet declined.

The country exported 453,353 tonnes of ferrous scrap last year, up 2 percent from 444,366 tonnes in 2012, according to figures from Brazilian foreign trade ministry MDIC.

The increase was led by a rise in sales to Indonesia to 138,560 tonnes, nearly triple the year-earlier 51,050 tonnes, partially offset by a 55.7-percent drop in sales to India to 82,487 tonnes from 186,016 tonnes in 2012. ....





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