US imports of MC FeMn already near all of 2017 levels

US import of medium-carbon ferromanganese were 69,755 mt in the first eight months of 2018 and 10,400 mt in August—the highest monthly total of 2018—vs. 42,529 mt and 8,573 mt. US shipments were up nearly 40% from the same 2018 period.

The largest suppliers in the first eight months of 2018 (same 2017 period in parentheses) were: Korea, 22,497 mt (12,364 mt); South Africa, 26,008 mt (14,605 mt); Norway, 13,976 mt (13,650 mt); Mexico, 4,229 mt (1,464 mt); and France, 2,900 mt (400 mt).

Mexico and Norway already EXCEEDED their 2017 production in only the first eight months of 2018.

Major August 2018 shippers were: Norway, 4,571 mt; Korea, 738 mt; and Mexico, 218 mt.

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