Brazils exports of manganese ore fell sharply in
June while nickel shipments increased, according to the
countrys trade ministry.
Manganese ore exports
totaled 168,160 tonnes in June, down 46 percent from 311,587
tonnes in the same month last year on decreased sales to China
and Ukraine. The total was also down from 255,193 tonnes in
China took in 80,000
tonnes in June, down from 168,923 tonnes a year ago. Ukraine,
another major buyer, reported no transactions last month
compared with 39,991 tonnes in June 2012.
increased 51.1 percent year on year to 4,051 tonnes on
increased matte shipments from 2,681 tonnes in June 2012.
Nickel matte exports rose to 2,487 tonnes in June from 1,005
tonnes a year ago. Nickel alloy bars shipments reached 58
tonnes in June vs. 56 tonnes a year earlier.
ferroalloys exports fell 7.5 percent year on year in June on
reduced sales of ferronickel and ferrosilicon.
The country exported
26,582 tonnes in the month, down from 28,739 tonnes in June
(ferroniobium) exports totaled 6,245 tonnes, up 21.9 percent
compared with June 2012.
Ferronickel exports in
June totaled 2,459 tonnes, down 66.4 percent year on year.
exports more than doubled in June to 3,901 tonnes from 1,413
tonnes a year ago. The increase was driven by increased
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Metal