Posted on October 28th, 2011 No comments
Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Paper Division President Ranjit Baxi of U.K.-based J&H Sales International has expressed concern that, for quality reasons, European recovered fiber exports to China are coming under increasing pressure from material supplied by other regions of the world. If China were to cut back on its imports, Europe was likely to be “the first to suffer,” Baxi told attendees of the BIR Paper Division meeting in Munich in October. Third-quarter GDP growth in China was the slowest in two years, Baxi also noted, calling it proof that even the world’s main driver of demand for recovered fibre has not been immune to the latest economic crisis.
Posted on April 20th, 2011 No comments
Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) , Fort Wayne, Ind., and La Farga Group , Barcelona, Spain, have announced the creation of a partnership that will operate under the SDI LaFarga LLC name
Posted on February 24th, 2011 No comments
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the European Ferrous Recycling Federation (EFR) are expressing concern over steps the Russian government is taking that could sharply reduce the volume of scrap metal exports from Russia to European Union countries. According to a BIR release, the two associations note that it has been informed that the Russian Federal Customs Service intends to reduce the number of checkpoints for exports of scrap metal from Russia. The BIR claims that if the project were to be implemented, the free and fair access to a raw material would be jeopardized
Posted on February 23rd, 2011 No comments
According to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), world crude steel production reached 119 million metric tons in January 2011, a 5.3 percent improvement from January 2010. For this past January, China’s crude steel production reached 52.8 million metric tons, a 0.5 percent increase from the same time in 2010. Other key areas in Asia include Japan, which produced 9.7 million metric tons of crude steel in January 2011, up 10.7 percent compared to the same time last year; and South Korea, which saw January crude steel production increase by 24.2 percent to 5.6 million metric tons from figures the same time last year.
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World Steel Production Increases in January