2018 PREVIEW: Chinese vanadium market facing deficit on new rebar standards, ban on slag imports

The Chinese vanadium market may swing to a deficit this year, underpinned by revised standards for the tensile strength of rebar products and a ban on vanadium slag imports, sources told Metal Bulletin.

The new standard proposes eliminating 335MPa-tensile strength rebar and replacing it with 600MPa-tensile strength rebar that will have greater earthquake resistance, which will mean producers will have to add greater quantities of...


Anna Xu

January 04, 2018

07:02 GMT