This assessment is being launched after a consultation period, in response to the growing global HBI market, with Italy being the largest consumer in the spot market. 

The specifications for this assessment are as follows: 

Assessment:  Italian hot-briquetted iron, $ per tonne, cfr Italian ports
Dimensions: 90-120mm x 45-58mm x 29-40mm
Quantity: 10,000-30,000 tonnes
Location: cfr Italian ports
Timing: 4-6 weeks
Unit: US$ per tonne
Payment terms: Against forwarder's cargo receipt and bill of lading
Publication: Weekly. Thursday, by 3pm London time
Notes: Chemical specification - metallization 91-94%, C 0.8-1.5%, Fe total 90.2-91.5%, Fe metallization 81-85.5%

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