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  • Vietnam's steel exports surge in Q1 of 2021 2021-04-16

    Apr. 16, 2021 - Vietnam’s exports of iron and steel reached over USD 1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up sharply by 65.2 % YoY. Of these, the exports of crude steel and iron, as well as rolled steel increased by 14.4% and 54% while that of steel angles decreased by 1.6%. Taking advantage of the promising opportunity, leading steel-producers like Hoa Phat Group and Hoa Sen Group have …

  • China's copper imports to fall in 2021 2021-04-16

    Apr. 16, 2021 - China’s China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association research house Antaike said that China’s refined copper imports are expected to fall by around 27% in 2021 from last year’s bumper levels. After last year’s unprecedented purchases, imports will return to a reasonable level this year, he said. The arbitrage window has closed and Antaike expects China’s own refined copper…

  • Worldsteel releases short range outlook for 2021 and 2022 2021-04-16

    Apr. 16, 2021 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2021 and 2022. worldsteel forecasts that steel demand will grow by 5.8% in 2021 to reach 1,874.0 million tonnes (Mt), after declining by 0.2% in 2020. In 2022 steel demand will see further growth of 2.7% to reach 1,924.6 Mt. The current forecast assumes that the ongoing secon…

  • Sweden’s import of alumina during 2018-20 remains volatile 2021-04-14

    Apr. 12, 2021 - The Swedish economy is losing its pace for recovery in short term, but the foundation is in place for a strong rebound later in 2021. Unemployment is expected to decline, while inflationary pressures remain subdued, but the outlook is elusive due to upside-down statistics and incoherent signals from the Riksbank. The Scandinavian nation’s import of alumina during 2…

  • Impact of environmental supervision work on bauxite market 2021-04-13

    Apr. 13, 2021 - The second round of environmental protection supervision work has been fully launched since early April, which involves Shanxi, Henan, Liaoning and other regions which are the main producing area of ores. It’s reported that the environmental supervision work is expected to last about for one month and is likely to have the following impacts on China’s bauxite market:  …

  • US domestic steel mills shipped 6.7 million tons in February 2021-04-13

    Apr. 13, 2021 - For the month of February 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,735,067 net tons, a 9.2 percent decrease from the 7,420,816 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2021, and a 13.3 percent decrease from the 7,771,656 net tons shipped in February 2020. Shipments year-to-date in 2021 are 14,155,883 net tons, a 13.2 percent decrease vs. 2020 shipments of 16,307,411 for two mont…

  • ISA: India's steel demand is expected to grow to 100 million tons in 2021 2021-04-12

    Apr. 12, 2021 - Arnab Hazra, Deputy Secretary General of Indian Steel Association (ISA), recently said that India's steel demand will rebound strongly in 2021 and is expected to grow by about 22% to about 100 million tons.   Arnab Hazra, also an economist, said that India's economy will recover strongly in 2021, and the demand for steel for construction machinery, mining equipment a…

  • China Imports of Refractory Materials and Products in Feb 2021 2021-04-12

    Apr. 12, 2021 - According to the statistics from China Customs, China's imports of flake graphite, andalusite & kyanite & sillimanite, and other refractory products (excluding *basic refractory products and *Al2O3-SiO2 refractory products) in February 2021 increased remarkably by 390.60%, 128.59% and 105.62% respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year, whil…

  • China Exports of Refractory Materials and Products in Feb 2021 2021-04-12

    Apr. 12, 2021 - According to the statistics from China Customs, China's exports of fireclay, fused magnesia, brown fused alumina and white fused alumina in February 2021 increased by 406.32%, 123.26%, 385.78% and 264.08% respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year. Meanwhile, China's exports of alumina decreased by 68.27% against February 2020. The table be…

  • China's black silicon carbide output up 15.3% in 2020 2021-04-12

    Apr. 12, 2021 - Under pandemic impact, China’s export volume of silicon carbide turns out to be 241.8 thousand tons in 2020, a decrease of 14.90% YoY. The export volume to US, Japan and South Korea shrinks by 46.3 thousand tons totally. Nonetheless, China’s output of black silicon carbide in 2020 ramps up by 15.38%, which leads to price slump from April to September of 2020. Since early …

  • The Central Environmental Protection Supervision Team come to Liaoning for … 2021-04-09

    Apr. 8, 2021 - According to the Central Ecological and Environmental Protection Supervision Work Regulations, the central environmental protection supervision work has been fully launched with the approval of the State Council. There are eight supervision teams that will carry out environmental inspections for about one month in eight provinces of Shanxi, Liaoning, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hunan…

  • Longxing Graphite Mine in Heilongjiang restarts operation 2021-04-09

    Apr. 9, 2021 - On April 6, the Longxing Graphite Mine in Yunshan Graphite Park, Luobei, Heilongjiang Province, held a resumption ceremony, marking the official start of graphite mining in the park in 2021. At the same time, with the stable supply of graphite ore, all graphite producers in the graphite park will also start production.   The resumption of Longxing Graphite Mine wi…

  • China's imports of magnesite growing by 340.45% YoY in Jan.-Feb. 2021 2021-04-08

    Apr. 8, 2021 - From January to February 2021, China's magnesite export quantity was 86,267.35 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 18.21%; the import quantity was 705.6 tons, a year-on-year increase of 340.45%. During the first two months, China imported 436 tons of magnesite from Pakistan, a year-on-year increase of 678.57%; imports from Turkey were 268.8 tons, a year-on-year increase of 16…

  • China's imports of caustic calcined magnesia shooting up 64.17% in Jan-Feb 2021-04-08

    Apr. 8, 2021 - China's export quantity of caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) was 114,100 tons during the first two months in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 8.17%; the import quantity was 561.42 tons, a year-on-year increase of 64.17%. China's CCM were mainly exported to the Netherlands, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan, with 29,100 tons to the Netherlands, a year-o…

  • China's exports of dead burned magnesia nudging up in Jan.-Feb. 2021 2021-04-08

    Apr. 8, 2021 - From January to February 2021, China's dead burned magnesia (DBM) export quantity was 171,300 tons, a slight increase of 7.31% year-on-year; the import quantity was 286.50 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 24.63%. As China's main importers of DBM, the United States, South Korea, and Japan all experienced the increase of their imports from January to February this year,…

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