Ryan’s Notes
March 17, 2014

US FeSi prices dip despite dumping probe 

A US-mill booked a sizeable portion of its anticipated requirements for ferrosilicon over the last week, pushing down the range for the bulk alloy to 95-98C per Ib, ex-warehouse. An additional mill booked 200 tons at 97-98C delivered. Based on logistics for the facility, the ex-warehouse price was nearest to 95C per Ib, or slightly beneath the new low.

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American Metal Market

March 13, 2014
By Thorsten Schier

Russia concerned by US dumping probes 

NEW YORK - A Russian trade representative has expressed concern about the U.S. Commerce Department's dumping investigations into imports of ferrosilicon and grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from Russia.

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American Metal Market

March 11, 2014

Ferrosilicon producers seek delay in anti-dumping case 

NEW YORK - U.S. ferrosilicon producers have asked the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) to extend by 135 days its final decision in a dumping investigation into ferrosilicon imports from Russia.

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American Metal Market

March 10, 2014
By Thorsten Schier

Little impact seen from ITA's FeSi ruling 

NEW YORK - Ferrosilicon market participants expect the recent preliminary anti-dumping decision by the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) on imports from Russia and Venezuela to have little immediate impact on the market.

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Ryan’s Notes
March 10, 2014

Georgian SiMn strike continues 

Labor strikes in Georgia have reportedly crippled Privat's Georgian Manganese silicomanganese plant, Zestafoni. Workers, and many other trade groups across the country, were demanding better pay and improved working conditions. In 2013, Georgian exports of silicomanganese to the US totaled 105,600 mt, representing nearly one third of total US imports, with Georgia also being the single largest exporter to US buyers.

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