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Recommendation Date : 25-Nov-2010 Last Update Date : NA
Ferro Chrome :
About 90% of the global ferrochrome production is used in the steel industry steel where it provides the ‘stainless’ or anticorrosion property to steel. Ferrochrome is irreplaceable in stainless steel production. We believe that the disproportionate consumption by China and with India fast following its footsteps would ensure that the high growth in demand is maintained. Other factors like low per capita consumption, fast growing per capita income, rapid industrialization & urbanization of developing Asia that houses over half of the world’s population will further add to the demand pressure. 

Severe infrastructural bottlenecks in South Africa, the world’s largest producer of Ferrochrome, currency volatility specifically of Rand, high ore transportation costs and limited availability of quality chrome & manganese mines in Central, South and East Asia, the key consumer of the metal, would ensuer that only companies with access to basic raw material, would outperform.
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