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South Africa High-Carbon FeCr 2012 Exports Down 15% Year-On-Year
= 2.670 million tons, down 14.8% y-o-y; medium/low-carbon FeCr exports were 32,114 tons, down 40.7% y-o-y =
According to South African Revenue Service, exports of charge chrome (high-carbon ferrochrome containing more than 4% of carbon) during 2012 were 2,689,883 tons, down 14.8% from 3,157,847 tons in 2011.

Breakdown of the exports by major destination is as follows, <> China: 681,326 tons, down 28.8% from 2011, <> Japan: 272,533 tons, down 14.0%, <> Korea: 265,147 tons, down 26.6%, <> U.S.A.: 249,463 tons, down 5.5%, <> Germany: 245,583 tons, up 2.4%, <> Taiwan: 226,438 tons, down 13.9%, <> Netherlands: 224,354 tons, up 70.4%, <> Spain: 87,702 tons, up 2.7%, <> Belgium: 61,265 tons, down 54.3%, and U.A.E.: 55,711 tons, up 2.1-folds.

South Africa's exports of medium/low-carbon ferrochrome (C=<4%) in 2012 were 32,114 tons, down 40.7% from 54,165 tons in 2011.

Breakdown of the exports by major destination is as follows, <> Japan: 7,373 tons, up 15.8% from 2011, <> India: 5,601 tons, up 78.7%, <> Korea: 5,302 tons, up 28.8%, <> Netherlands: 4,609 tons, up 44.2%, <> Brazil: 2,254 tons, up 6.1%, <> Taiwan: 2,197 tons, down 65.1%, <> China: 600 tons, down 86.2%, and U.A.E.: 211 tons, down 98.9%. The exports to China, U.A.E and Taiwan notably dropped, while those to Japan, India and Korea increased. In Europe the increase to Netherlands was offset by the decreases to Spain and Italy.
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