ICDA diffused a slideshow on production in 2012

2012 proved to be a year of consolidation for the chromium industry, after the record levels reached in 2011 for both chromite ore production and ferrochrome output.

The ferrochrome production decreased slightly compared to 2011 following the buy-back programme of ESKOM involving furnaces shutdown in South Africa, and as a result China became the world’s greatest ferrochrome producer in 2012.

The chromite ore production remained stable compared to 2011, but the share of metallurgical-grade chrome ore in the global chrome ore output increased from 92.1% in 2011 to 94.3% in 2012, at the expense of chemical-grade ore share, that decreased from 4.5% in 2011 to 2.2% in 2012. The share of foundry sands and refractory-grade in the total chrome ore output remained more or less stable in 2012.

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Published 22/08/2013 20:19:38 Last Modified 22/08/2013 20:21:53

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