China is one of the largest producers and exporters of ferrosilicon in the world. The main markets for China’s ferrosilicon exports include Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
According to data from China Customs, China exported a total of about 1.129 million tons of ferrosilicon in 2021, an increase of about 12.6% over 2020. Among them, the main export destinations include countries such as India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
In terms of the status of ferrosilicon production in the world, China, Norway, Ukraine, India, and South Africa are the main ferrosilicon producers in the world. According to data released by the International Ferromanganese Institute (IMnI), the global ferrosilicon production will be about 5.7 million tons in 2021, of which China’s production accounts for about 68% of the global total.
In addition to China, countries such as Europe and South Africa are also major producers and exporters of ferrosilicon. Major ferrosilicon producers in Europe include Norway, Ukraine, Russia, France, and Spain, while South Africa mainly exports to the United States and Europe.
Brazil is one of the major producers of ferrosilicon in the world, and its ferrosilicon is mainly used in industrial fields such as steel manufacturing and foundry. According to Brazilian government data, in 2021 Brazil produced about 2 million tons of ferrosilicon, most of which was exported.
According to data from the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Services (MDIC), Brazil exported a total of about 1.49 million tons of ferrosilicon in 2021, an increase of about 2.2% compared to 2020. The main export markets include the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Among them, the United States is one of the main importers of Brazilian ferrosilicon, accounting for about 36% of Brazil’s total ferrosilicon exports.
It is worth noting that the competition in Brazil’s ferrosilicon export market is fierce, and its main competitors include countries such as China, Norway, Ukraine and South Africa. In addition, Brazil’s ferrosilicon export is also affected by factors such as price fluctuations in the international market and exchange rate changes.
Russia is one of the major producers and exporters of ferrosilicon. The following is some information on the export and production status of ferrosilicon in Russia:
Russia is one of the main producers of ferrosilicon, and its main ferrosilicon producers include JSC “Ferro-Alliages”, ZAO “Chepetsky Mechanical Plant”, JSC “Yuzhuralnikel”, JSC “Electrozinc”, OJSC “Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Plant”, etc.
In 2019, Russia produced about 1.1 million tons of ferrosilicon, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Russia is one of the main exporters of ferrosilicon, and its main export markets include Europe, Asia, Africa, and other regions. According to Russian customs data, the export volume of ferrosilicon in Russia in 2019 is about 964,000 tons, and the main export markets include:
Italy: about 174,000 tons
India: about 142,000 tons
Türkiye: about 84,000 tons
South Korea: about 79,000 tons
China: about 75,000 tons
France: about 72,000 tons
In short, Russia is one of the main producers and exporters of ferrosilicon, and its export markets are mainly concentrated in Europe, Asia, Africa and other regions.
To sum up, Chinese ferroalloy producers need to pay close attention to market dynamics and make correct decisions in terms of cost control, technological innovation, compliance with environmental regulations, and strategic positioning to face today’s ferroalloy market.