According to the data from Turkey, this country exported 211,668 tons of chrome ore in October of 2010, having decreased by 22.5% compared with that (272,947 tons) in the previous month of September. Therefore, the total quantity of chrome ore exported by Turkey in January - October of 2010 came up to 1,976,000 tons, which had a considerable increase of 43.4% compared to that (1,378,000 tons) in the same period of 2009.|
China is the main country to export chrome ore from Turkey but the exports for China in October decreased by 25.3% from that in August. However, Turkey exported 1,693,000 tons of chrome ore for China in January - October of 2010, which had a substantial increase of 36.5% compared with that (1,240,000 tons) in the same period of 2009. Also, the exports of chrome ore from Turkey to Sweden had been depressed in 2009 but Turkey exported 169,000 tons of chrome ore for Sweden in January - October of 2010, having had a remarkable recovery from that (50,000 tons) in the same period of 2009.
China has strongly intended to cover approximately 50% in the domestic consumption of ferro-chrome by their own product and, accordingly, the imports of chrome ore into China as raw material are thought to be still continued on a high level. In this case, the sources to secure high grade chrome ore have been restricted to such countries as Turkey, and so on and, therefore, China will more rely on the supply from Turkey.