Mexico investigating ferromanganese imports from Korea

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, has started an AD investigation over the imports of ferromanganese from Korea, following a request from local producer Minera Autlan.

According to SE, the period of investigation goes from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, while the period of analysis for damages to the local industry start on July 1, 2012 and end on June 30, 2015.

SE said Minera Autlan filed the request on November 2015, saying cheaper prices for the product affected domestic output of ferromanganese.

Construction and light industry demand for galvanized sheet is the main market, which accounted for about 30% of demand for galvanized sheet. According to the national economic growth rate and the previous consumer base to calculate its demand in the first half of 400 million tons, equivalent to 180,000 tons of refined zinc consumption.
Also from the home appliance industry in terms of consumption of galvanized steel, air-conditioning is the main consumer of galvanized steel products. Backplate air conditioner indoor unit, the backplate Guiji, the internal parts of the outdoor unit casing and internal others have galvanized sheet, average an air conditioner consumes 22 kilograms of galvanized sheet. In addition, each washing machine consumes 8 kg of galvanized sheet, each refrigerator consumes three kilograms galvanized sheet.
Automotive industry is a major industry consumption of galvanized sheet, which component is also much heavier than the household appliances industry. Since 2006, China's auto output increased rapidly, which especially prominent car. According to consumption per vehicle galvanized plate 350 kilograms, in 2007 China's auto industry needs galvanized sheet will be about 3.1 million tons, 140,000 tons of refined zinc consumption, compared with 117,000 tons in 2006, an increase of more than 20%.
If a large number of long-term and then only painted steel plant most needs. Appliances and cars are also used, but a very small and very demanding, very few manufacturers meet the requirements. For details, please check Baoxin Stainless Steel

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