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China’s ferrochrome output: Altering global balance

Posted on 16 October 2012

Reviewing the remarkable growth in China’s demand for commodities and its domestic production during the last decade is always eye opening, with the steel industry standing out as the prime example. In 2011, China produced 61% of the world’s total steel output, and consumed most of that production domestically.
This is even more astounding given China’s domestic iron ore supply meets only 40% of domestic demand. In order to delve deeper into the stainless steel industry one must examine ferrochrome, a main ingredient used in steel production. In 2011, China consumed 3.5 million tons of high carbon ferrochrome, more than half of which was produced domestically………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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