Brazil’s exports of manganese ore, nickel and ferro-alloys fell in November, according to figures from the country’s trade ministry.
Manganese ore Manganese ore exports fell sharply year-on-year in November on fewer volumes sent to Europe. Exports totalled 9,194 tonnes for the month, compared with 71,734 tonnes in November 2012. The figure also represents a drop from October 2013 shipments, when 218,557 tonnes were exported. Revenues in November amounted to $1.73 million, compared with $9.91 million the same time last year. The Netherlands bought 9,000 tonnes last month after registering no trade in November 2012. France acquired only 40 tonnes in the month, compared with 71,522 tonnes a year earlier. Additional material was sent to the USA (53 tonnes) and Hungary (23 tonnes) in November.