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Blog, Alexander Romanenko, February 20, 2018 70

On February 16, the U.S. Commerce Department outlined an array of options that President Donald Trump could take to help domestic steel manufacturers to stay competitive on the local market, including a tariff of at least 24 percent on steel imports from all countries.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, October 10, 2017 133

In 2016, the custom roll form products market in the United States amounted to 7.5 billion USD, which stood approx. at the level of the previous year, and was also 1.0 billion USD (or 13%) less than the outset level. 

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 02, 2017 147

The steel wire market decreased to 6,458 million USD in 2015, which was 581 million USD (or 8%) less than the year before.

 
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Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 14, 2016 503

The global trade in manganese amounted to 843 million USD in 2015, fluctuating wildly over the period under review. A 58% drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports decreased by 25%. They grew for two years after and ended 2015 with a slight decline. Overall, there was an annual decrease of -4.0% from 2007 to 2015.

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Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 11, 2016 639

The global trade in ferro-alloys amounted to 20,009 million USD in 2015, fluctuating wildly over the period under review. A plunge in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports decreased again. Exports continued falling for the remainder of the period under review, with the exception of a brief reversal in 2014. Overall, there was an annual decrease of approx. -4% from 2007 to 2015.

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Blog, Maria Fadeeva, November 07, 2016 380

The global trade in antimony amounted to 133 million USD in 2015, showing tremendous fluctuations over the period under review. A 46% drop in 2009 was followed by a spike above the pre-recession peak in the following year. Exports of antimony continued to increase rapidly for the next two years, until they fell below half of their value in 2013. They continued falling in 2014 and rebounded in 2015. Overall, there was an annual increase of 6.8% from 2007 to 2015.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, August 24, 2016 1116

The countries of the EU area followed the USA's lead at the beginning of August 2016, by imposing an anti-dumping tax on Russian and Chinese cold-rolled steel for a five year term. Chinese companies are now facing an anti-dumping duty rate of 52.7-59.2%, and Russian companies – 18.7%-36.1%. This has caused by Eurofer, the European Steel Association, filed a complaint to the European Commission regarding the introduction of these restrictions.  

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, August 22, 2016 447

EU-based industrial sector is currently experiencing a slow pace of growth; therefore the expansion prospects for the EU steel tube fittings industry largely depend on foreign market demand. Total EU exports of steel tube fittings have levelled out at 6.3 billion EUR, and attempts at establishing a post-crisis recovery since 2012 have not regained their momentum. The U.S., China, and Korea are the industry's fastest growing foreign markets; supplies to Korea have more than doubled in recent years. 

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, July 05, 2016 257

The U.S. dominates in global imports of steel wire, accounting for a 15% share (based on USD). It was followed by Germany (9%), France (4%), and Japan (4%). In 2015, U.S. steel wire imports totaled 2,503 million USD, which was 1% more than the year before. Imports experienced a drastic fall in 2009, when they dropped by nearly 41%. This was followed by rapid growth over the three years that followed, which lost its momentum in 2013, with imports growing at a weak pace through to 2015.

 
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Blog, Irina Andreeva, June 29, 2016 235

From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. custom roll form product market showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by growth over the next years, with exception of drops in 2013 and 2015. In 2015, the custom roll form product market amounted to 9,662 million USD.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, December 20, 2015 252

In 2014, the U.S. (18.1%), and distantly Canada (5.3%), Germany (4.8%) and Japan (3.8%) were the leading destinations of steel tube fittings imports, together making up 32.0% of global imports in physical terms. The share of the U.S. increased, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, December 10, 2015 276

From 2008 to 2014, EU production of iron tubes, pipes and hollow profiles showed mixed dynamics, falling from 24,118 thousand tonnes in 2008 to 18,705 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 4.1% over the period under review. In value terms, EU tube and pipe production decreased to 22,619 million EUR in 2014, falling by 4.6% annually.

 
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Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, December 06, 2015 289

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of iron tube or pipe fittings showed mixed dynamics, eventually falling from 1,400 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 1,110 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 3.3% over the period under review. In value terms, EU tube or pipe fitting production decreased to 4,603 million EUR in 2014, falling by 1.4% annually.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, December 03, 2015 216

China was the main supplier of steel wire into the U.S., with a 26% share of total U.S. imports in 2014. However, the fastest growing suppliers were Mexico (+4.7% per year) and Japan (+2.6% per year) in total imports from 2007 to 2014.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, November 25, 2015 252

EU wire production showed mixed dynamics from 2007 to 2014, falling from 6 922 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 6 471 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 1.0% in the period under review. In value terms, EU wire production decreased to 5 866 million EUR in 2014, falling by 1.4% annually.

 
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Blog, Olga Minchina, August 23, 2015 486

Ferro-chromium, or ferrochrome, is an alloy of chromium and iron with chromium content ranging between 50% and 70%. More than 80 percent of ferrochrome is used in stainless steel production globally. It is considered a resource of great importance, as it not only makes stainless steel more durable and corrosion-resistant, but also enhances its appearance. Thus, demand for ferro-chrome closely reflects trends in the stainless steel sector.

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Blog, Alexander Romanenko, August 17, 2015 218

South Africa dominates in the global ferro-chromium trade. In 2014, South Africa exported 3,671 thousand tonnes of ferro-chromium totaling 3,232 million USD, 16% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 34.9% of its total ferro-chromium exports in value terms, accounting for 54.9% of China's total imports.

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Blog, Alexander Romanenko, August 10, 2015 195

India took the second spot in the global ferro-manganese trade. In 2014, India exported 223 thousand tonnes of ferro-manganese totaling 227 USD, a robust 53% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Iran, where it supplied 42.6% of its total ferro-manganese exports in value terms, accounting for 97.0% of Iran's total imports.

 

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