Brazilian merchant pig iron exports fell 61 percent year on
year in February, largely due to lower shipments to the United
Exports totaled 128,780 tonnes
last month, down from 333,132 tonnes in February 2012,
according to figures from Brazils foreign trade
Of that total, 72,950 tonnes
were shipped to the United States, down from 226,402 tonnes in
February last year, the figures show.
Taiwan came second in the list
of purchasers, receiving 48,985 tonnes in February, up from
27,155 tonnes in the same month last year.
Producers from Minas Gerais
state in southeast Brazil exported the highest tonnage in
February, shipping 96,404 tonnes.
Maranhão and Pará
states in the countrys northern region exported only
26,521 tonnes and 5,305 tonnes, respectively, down from 94,719
tonnes and 105,997 tonnes the same month last year.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel