August 2017

Brazilian pig iron exports down 8% in July

Brazilian pig iron export volumes fell by 7.98% year-on-year in July, according to figures released by the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC, late last week.

Brazilian pig iron export prices stable amid fresh deals

Export prices for Brazilian pig iron were unchanged this week amid renewed trading activity, but producers will be seeking price increases in their next deals.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Quiet day for the LME; AEP trading reaches record volume; Chinese aluminium capacity cuts cause market concern

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Friday, Aug. 4.

Metalloinvest raises DRI, HBI sales by 49% in Q2 2017

Russia’s largest iron ore producer, Metalloinvest, increased its sales of direct reduced iron (DRI) and hot briquetted iron (HBI) by 49.40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, the company said on Tuesday August 1.

CIS pig iron export prices stable as market slows for holidays

Export prices for CIS-origin pig iron have remained largely stable over the past week, Metal Bulletin has learnt.