FOCUS: Surge in Chinese ferro-chrome output leaves ore, alloy markets softer

A surge in Chinese high-carbon ferro-chrome production last year led to a jump in buying interest for chrome ore, resulting in a significant build-up of ore inventories in the country that is dampening market sentiment.

At the same time, the increased output among Chinese ferro-chrome smelters is exceeding demand from the downstream stainless steel sector and is putting pressure on China’s market for imported alloy....

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Jon Stibbs

Siyi Liu

February 28, 2020

18:05 GMT

London, Shanghai