SÃO PAULO Brazilian exports of ferroalloys rose 17.1 percent to
422,279 tonnes in 2012 from 360,522 tonnes a year earlier,
customs data show.
The Netherlands and Japan were the largest buyers, at 78,166
tonnes and 77,996 tonnes, respectively, followed by China, at
Exports of ferrosilicon rose 1 percent to 145,102 tonnes in
2012 from 143,602 tonnes a year earlier, while those of
ferrosilicomanganese fell 17.7 percent to 55,119 tonnes from
66,940 tonnes, and ferrocolumbium (ferroniobium) remained
virtually unchanged at 70,948 tonnes.
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.