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China’s ferroalloys imports climb in Sept.

Keywords: Tags  China imports, manganese ore, chrome ore, ferrochrome

SHANGHAI — China’s 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.

China’s high-carbon ferrochrome imports for the month were up on solid demand and a narrowed spread between import and domestic market prices.

Inbound shipments of the steelmaking raw material were 186,913 tonnes in September, up 33.7 percent year-on-year.

China’s 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.

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