January 2013

Federal prosecutor calls for halt to work on Brazil's Açu Superport

Brazil’s under-construction Açu Superport is facing a legal battle that could threaten its future.

Brazil’s Minas Gerais pig iron export prices up by $15

Merchant pig iron producers from Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais have been offering the product for $385 per tonne fob to the export market, sources told Steel First late last week.

CIS pig iron producers pass on higher iron ore costs to customers

CIS pig iron producers have passed on the increase in raw material costs to customers, after early January’s sudden spike in iron ore prices.

CIS pig iron producers pass on higher iron ore costs to customers

CIS pig iron producers have passed on the increase in raw material costs to customers after early January’s sudden spike in iron ore prices.

Sesa Goa profits fall 28% as bans lead to zero iron ore output in Q4 2012

Profits at India's Sesa Goa’s shrunk 28% year-on-year as iron ore production fell to zero in the October-December period on mining bans in Goa and Karnataka.

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Turkish pig iron imports top 1.3m tonnes in 2012, TUIK says

The slide in Turkish pig iron imports ended in November 2012 with recovering demand among domestic buyers, according to data newly released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

Koks Group 2012 pig iron production down 2% on poor market

Russian pig iron and coke producer Koks Group has blamed a 2% year-on-year decrease in its 2012 pig iron production on adverse market conditions, it said on Wednesday January 23.