Participants downplay impact of Inner Mongolia environmental checks on China’s ferro-alloy output

Environmental inspections currently taking place in the city of Ulanqab, a major ferro-alloy production hub in China’s autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, are expected to have minimal impact on local ferro-alloy output, market participants told Fastmarkets.

This round of environmental inspections is due to run from September 3-27, according to a notice published on Ulanqab’s official website, but no specific details regarding how the checks will be carried out have been disclosed.
Ulanqab, which ranks as the top city in China for ferro-alloy production, produced 3.61 million tonnes of ferro-alloys in the first six months of the year. This represents just over a fifth of China’s total ferro-alloy production over the period, which stood at 17.04 million tonnes, according to data on the city’s official website.
“[The environmental inspections] will have some impact on local production, but as was the case in the past two years, this will be too slight to have any actual impact on alloy prices,” a ferro-chrome producer source said.
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Amy Lv

Siyi Liu

September 15, 2020

09:28 GMT

Shanghai