December 2014

Brazil's pig iron exports down 41.5% in November

Brazil’s pig iron exports dropped by 41.5% year-on-year in November, according to figures released by the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC, on Monday December 8.

MEIS 2014: Iran's pellet shortage to last for two years

Iran’s lack of iron ore pelletizing capacity will persist for the next two years, delegates were told during an Iran workshop at Metal Bulletin's 18th Middle East Iron & Steel (MEIS) conference in Dubai on Monday December 8.

Venezuela's HBI producers Comsigua, Briqven halt operations on pellet issue

Venezuela’s Comsigua halted operations at its 1 million-tpy hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in early December due to a new iron ore pellet shortage, market sources have told Steel First.

Russian pig iron prices weaken in quiet market

Export prices for Russian basic low manganese pig iron have dropped on the lower end of the range, sources told Steel First on Thursday December 4.