NEW YORK Glencore
International Plc and GfE-MIR AG purchased ferrochrome from DLA
Strategic Materials for a combined $2.27 million.
The DLA sold all of the 1,000
short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome it offered for April, and
half of the 840 tons of low-carbon ferrochrome it had on offer.
The low-carbon ferrochrome purchased was a mixture of the 0.13-
and 0.15-percent carbon material, a DLA source told
Sources at the trading houses
didnt disclose the quantities bought by each company.
Zug, Switzerland-based GfE-MIR
is the parent company of White Plains, N.Y.-based ferroalloys
trader Varomet Corp. Glencore International Plc recently became
Baar, Switzerland-based Glencore Xstrata Plc (
amm.com, May 2).
Meanwhile, the Fort Belvoir,
Va.-based agency didnt record any sales in its offering
of 2,000 tons of 76.76-percent high-carbon ferromanganese from
the U.S. market and 1,145 tons of 76.45-percent material from
The lots have been on offer since last May (
amm.com, May 8).