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Article Publishing Date: Jul 5, 2022

U.S. Ferro-Silicon Import Prices Pick Up 85%, Averaging $2,284 Per Ton

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. - Ferro-Silicon - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The U.S. ferro-silicon market contracted to $804M in 2021, waning by -5.3% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs and intermediaries' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In physical terms, consumption of ferro-silicon in the United States totaled 473K tons. 

U.S. Ferro-Silicon Production

In 2021, after two years of decline, there was growth in production of ferro-silicon, when its volume increased by 3.4% to 300K tons. In general, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern over the past decade. In value terms, ferro-silicon production totaled $459M in 2021. 

U.S. Ferro-Silicon Imports

After two years of growth, overseas purchases of ferro-silicon decreased by -6.9% to 189K tons in 2021. In the past decade, imports recorded a perceptible reduction. 

In value terms, ferro-silicon imports soared to $433M in 2021. Over the last decade, imports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. 

Imports by Country

In 2021, Russia (79K tons) constituted the largest ferro-silicon supplier to the United States, accounting for a 42% share of total purchases. Moreover, ferro-silicon imports from Russia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Canada (32K tons), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (22K tons), with a 12% share.

In value terms, Russia ($229M) constituted the largest supplier of ferro-silicon to the United States, comprising 53% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Canada ($57M), with a 13% share of total purchases. It was followed by Malaysia, with an 8.9% share.

From 2011 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Russia amounted to +3.5%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Canada (-1.3% per year) and Malaysia (+50.6% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average ferro-silicon import price stood at $2,284 per ton in 2021, surging by 85% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Russia ($2,904 per ton), while the price for Brazil ($1,447 per ton) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Kazakhstan (+6.9%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

U.S. Ferro-Silicon Exports 

In 2021, the amount of ferro-silicon exported from the United States skyrocketed to 17K tons, with an increase of 68% compared with the year before. Over the past decade, exports, however, continue to indicate a drastic downturn. 

In value terms, exports skyrocketed to $31M in 2021. In the past decade, exports, however, continue to indicate a deep slump. 

Exports by Country

Canada (8K tons), Mexico (5.4K tons) and Belgium (719 tons) were the main destinations of ferro-silicon exports from the United States, with a combined 84% share of total volume. These countries were followed by BrazilTurkey, the UK, Switzerland and Spain, which together accounted for a further 13%.

In value terms, Canada ($14M), Mexico ($11M) and Brazil ($1.1M) appeared to be the largest markets for ferro-silicon exported from the United States worldwide, with a combined 85% share of total supplies. These countries were followed by Turkey, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Switzerland, which together accounted for a further 12%.

Among the main countries of destination, Switzerland, with a CAGR of +49.3%, saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports over the past decade. Shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average ferro-silicon export price stood at $1,833 per ton in 2021, growing by 12% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination: the country with the highest price was Mexico ($2,095 per ton), while the average price for exports to Belgium ($978 per ton) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Canada (+6.2%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the ferro-silicon market in the USA. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


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Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
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• Key market players and their profiles

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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

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

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

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

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. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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