Ferrochrome Market - Despite Production Issues, South Africa Beats China in the Global Ferro-Chromium Trade

Basic Iron And Steel August 23, 2015
World - Ferro-Chromium - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights

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Ferro-chromium, or ferrochrome, is an alloy of chromium and iron with chromium content ranging between X% and X%. More than X 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.

China is the world's largest consumer and producer on the ferrochrome market, as well as the global leader in stainless steel production. Robust demand in stainless steel coupled with its relatively inexpensive manufacturing costs, has led to a significant increase in China's domestic ferro-chromium production over the last ten years.

Bereft of chrome ore, the Chinese ferrochrome industry is totally import-dependent on raw material. Even with this, China managed to outpace South Africa, securing the title of the world's leading ferro-chromium producer in 2012. In order to secure raw material supply, Chinese companies have invested in chrome ore operations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Albania, Pakistan and the Philippines.

A restraint in ferro-chromium industry growth in South Africa is, in large part, the result of a serious power crisis, characterized by frequent power shortages and high electricity costs. Smelters were forbidden by the South African power utility from using electricity during peak hours or, frankly, at any other time. This issue is expected to continue for a minimum of another five years. Severe regulations of electricity use accompanied by soaring electricity tariffs have had a tremendously negative impact on the ferro-chromium industry in this country.

Although China dominates in global ferro-chromium production, South Africa takes the lead in the global ferro-chromium trade. In 2014, South Africa exported X% of its total ferro-chromium output. Of this amount, X% was supplied into China, where South Africa's ferro-chromium held X% share of total China's consumption.

In 2014, South Africa and Kazakhstan were the main global suppliers of ferro-chromium with a combined share of X% of global exports. However, the fastest growing suppliers from 2007 to 2014 were Zimbabwe (+X% per year) and Sweden (+X% per year). Despite being the largest global producer of ferro-chromium, China did not export much of its production, meaning that it was either domestically consumed, or put in storage.

In 2014, China (X%), Japan (X%), the U.S. (X%), Italy (X%) and Belgium (X%) were the leading destinations of ferro-chromium imports, together making up X% of global imports in physical terms. And while the shares of China and the U.S. increased significantly, the shares of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands illustrated negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

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1. INTRODUCTION
Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business
1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3 DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4 GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS

2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
A Quick Overview of Market Performance
2.1 KEY FINDINGS
2.2 MARKET TRENDS

3. MARKET OVERVIEW
Understanding the Current State of The Market And Its Prospects
3.1 MARKET SIZE
3.2 CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3 MARKET FORECAST TO 2025

4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS
Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
4.1 TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2 BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3 MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4 MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5 MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT

5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES
Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
5.1 TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2 TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3 TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4 LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES

6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS
Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
6.1 TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2 TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3 UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4 TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5 MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS

7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION
The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry
7.1 PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2 PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY

8. GLOBAL IMPORTS
The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed
8.1 IMPORTS FROM 2007–2017
8.2 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

9. GLOBAL EXPORTS
The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed
9.1 EXPORTS FROM 2007–2017
9.2 EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3 EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS
The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles
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11. COUNTRY PROFILES
The Largest Markets And Their Profiles
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United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007–2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015-2017
Table 5: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 6: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 7: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 8: Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017
Table 9: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 10: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 11: Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007–2017
Figure 3: Consumption, By Country, 2017
Figure 4: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10: Exports And Growth
Figure 11: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12: Market Size And Growth
Figure 13: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14: Imports And Growth
Figure 15: Import Prices
Figure 16: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 17: Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 18: Production, By Country, 2017
Figure 19: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 20: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 21: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 25: Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 26: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 27: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 31: Export Prices, 2007–2017