Chinas ferroalloys imports rose in September on strong
demand, according to Chinese customs data.
Manganese ore and
concentrate imports totaled 1.42 million tonnes, up 23.6
percent year on year, as low prices boosted buying interest
from traders and smelters.
high-carbon ferrochrome imports for the month were up on solid
demand and a narrowed spread between import and domestic market
Inbound shipments of
the steelmaking raw material were 186,913 tonnes in September,
up 33.7 percent year-on-year.
Chinas imports of chrome ore and concentrate climbed
12.2 percent vs. September 2012 to 1.073 million tonnes.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.