Chinese imports of 4% C ferrochrome fall 4.6% in 2017

Chinese imports of 4% C ferrochrome fell 4.6% in 2017 to 2,657,998 mt vs. 2,786,674 mt in 2016. The major suppliers in 2017 (2016 in parentheses) were: South Africa, 1,492,358 mt (1,838,870 mt), down 18.6%; Kazakhstan, 561,713 mt (673,411 mt), down 16.6%; India, 339,184 mt (146,835 mt) up 131%; Zimbabwe, 103,534 mt (61,419 mt), up 68.6%; Russia, 54,135 mt (9,752 mt), up 455.1%; and Oman, 49,926 mt (29,218 mt) up 70.9%.

In December, Chinese imports were 176,880 mt, down 25.6% MoM and down 32% YoY.

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