Status and Prospects of Ferroalloys Production in the Russian Federation
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Data are presented on the production and consumption of ferroalloys in the Russian Federation from 1994 to 2014. The quantities of the main ferroalloys that were made during this period are compared to the volume of steel production, and a comparison is also made between the structure of ferroalloys production in Russia and abroad. Data on the import, export, and apparent consumption of ferroalloys ate also reported. It is noted that Russia needs to expand its raw-materials base in order to make the main ferroalloys: manganese-, chromium-, and silicon-based ferroalloys. Such expansion is necessary to ensure that Russian companies can compete in the international market and that Russia is not threatened economically. These goals can be accomplished only with the support of the government.
Keywordsferroalloys import export production consumption prospects
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