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Brazil Ferroniobium February Exports 6,030 Tons
= Up by 25% from January to mark the highest in the past 6 months =
Attached hereto is a table showing Brazil's exports of ferroniobium in the single month of February 2012 as well as the aggregates of the first two months of 2012.

Exports in February were 6,030 tons (weight of the material), substantially up by 25.5% from the preceding month, to reach a 6,000-ton level, the highest in the past 6 months.

Breakdown by destination was, <> Netherlands: 2,250 tons (up by 61.3% from January), <> China: 1,570 tons (up 2.2 times), <> U.S.A.: 690 tons (down by 23.2%), <> Singapore: 644 tons (down by 11.5%), <> Japan: 570 tons (down by 29.3%), <> Canada: 34 tons (down by 67.0%). The increases to Netherlands and China contributed to the recovery.

Averaged unit price of the month's exports was US$26,138/ton, slightly down by 1.7% from US$26,601/ton in January.

Exports from Brazil of all the ferroalloys including Manganese group ferroalloys during the first two months (January and February) of 2012 were 72,640 tons (up by 16.8% from the same period of 2011) comprising; <> high-carbon ferromanganese: 1,521 tons (up by 58.5%), <> ferrosilicon (Si>55%): 24,487 tons (down by 1.0%), <> silico-manganese: 8,040 tons (down by 23.7%), <> high-carbon ferrochrome: 689 tons (down by 54.9%), low-carbon ferrochrome: 1,132 tons (up by 21.0%), ferronickel: 18,659 tons (up 66.7 times), ferroniobium 10,836 tons (down by 18.8%).

Details of exports of ferroalloys from Brazil during the single month of February are included in the Tex Report's article titled "Brazil Manganese Ore Exports February 2012" in today's issue.
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