US FeSi imports track last year

The US imported 152,342 mt of 55-80% ferrosilicon in the first 10 months of 2017 and 8,601 mt in October vs. 142,421 mt and 4,464 mt, respectively, in the same 2016 periods.

The major suppliers in the first 10 months of 2017 (same 2016 period in parentheses) were: Russia, 79,312 mt (21,747 mt); Iceland, 15,684 mt (17,448 mt); Kazakhstan, 14,492 mt (zero) ; China, 14,693 mt (9,392 mt); and Malaysia, 6,286 mt (1,218 mt). Import from Brazil slipped to 4,784 mt in the first 10 months of 2017 vs. 32,583 mt in the same 2016 period, while Venezuela saw its shipments fall to zero in 2017 vs. 22,169 mt in 2016

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