FeSi winners and losers

For the first three quarters of 2016, the US imported 137,957 mt for a monthly average of 15,328 mt vs. 196,875 mt in all of 2015 with a monthly average of 16,406 mt. However, Brazilian exports to the US  fell to 300 mt in September; in May, Brazil shipped 8,074 mt. For the first nine months of 2016, Brazil exported 32,286 mt for a monthly average of 3,587 mt vs. a monthly average of 62 mt for all of 2015 and 738 mt for the entire year.

Imports from China also fell to 8,944 mt for the first nine months of 2016 for a monthly average of 994 mt vs. a monthly average of 4,245 mt in all of 2015 (total 2015, 50,945 mt). In September, China supplied 1,474 mt, the highest monthly level in 2016.

The losers and winners for the first nine months of 2016 were: (2015 in parentheses); Canada, 9,974 mt for a monthly average of 1,108 mt (1,154 mt); Venezuela, 22,169 mt for a monthly average 2,463 mt vs. 1,507 mt for 2015; Iceland, 15,549 mt for a monthly average of 1,728 mt  vs, a monthly average of 675 mt in 2015; Norway, 6,050 mt for a monthly average of 672 mt (79 mt); Netherlands, 14,775 mt for a monthy average of 1,642 mt (0); Russia, 21,556 mt for a monthly average of 2,395 mt (7,045 mt); and South Africa, 255 mt for a monthly average of 28 mt (797 mt).

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