Ferrochrome usage rises in May vs. April

Aug 13, 2014 | 03:50 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  ferrochrome consumption, high-carbon ferrochrome, low-carbon ferrochrome, stainless steel, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — U.S. high-carbon and low-carbon ferrochrome consumption trended up in May compared with April, with year-to-date consumption also showing further improvement from a year earlier, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data show.

In terms of product, high-carbon ferrochrome consumption totaled 32,000 tonnes in May, up 1.3 percent from 31,600 tonnes the previous month and up 0.6 percent from 31,800 tonnes a year earlier. Year-to-date consumption totaled 158,000 tonnes, up 1.9 percent from 155,000 tonnes in the first five months....

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