SÃO PAULO Vale
SAs first-quarter ferroalloys output fell 69.6 percent
year on year to 32,000 tonnes, partly as a result of weaker
However, the first-quarter 2012
figures included output from French and Norwegian operations
that Vale sold last summer (
amm.com, July 11).
ferroalloys output included 15,200 tonnes of ferrosilicon
manganese alloys, 11,200 tonnes of high-carbon manganese alloys
and 5,900 tonnes of medium-carbon manganese alloys.
"In the first quarter of 2013,
(Vales Brazilian) ferroalloys production was 45.1 percent
lower than in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 34.9 percent below
the same period of last year, reflecting production adjustments
due to weaker demand for ferroalloys," the Rio de Janeiro-based
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.