PRICING NOTICE: Amendment to US, Brazil pig iron price specifications

Fastmarkets has amended the specifications for its three pig-iron price assessments in the United States and Brazil to reflect the existing market conditions.

Following a month-long market consultation, the US and Brazilian pig iron prices have been amended to include the chemical compositions into the specifications to specify the phosphorous content of the pig iron, while payment terms and timings have been revised in line with current market conditions.

Amended specifications:
Assessment: US pig iron imports $/tonne cfr
Dimensions: Min size: standard size
Quantity: 20,000-70,000 tonnes
Location: cfr Gulf of Mexico
Timing: Spot
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms: Payment upon delivery
Phosphorous: Less than or equal to 0.1%
Publication: Weekly. Friday, 2-3pm London time

Assessment: Brazil exports pig iron $ per tonne fob Ponta da Madeira Brazil
Quantity: 20,000-70,000 tonnes
Location: fob Brazil
Timing: Spot
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms: Payment upon delivery
Phosphorous: Less than or equal to 0.1%
Publication: Weekly. Friday, 2-3 pm London time

Assessment: Brazil exports pig iron $ per tonne fob Vitória/Rio Brazil
Quantity: 20,000-70,000 tonnes
Location: fob Brazil
Timing: Spot
Unit: USD/tonne
Payment terms: Payment upon delivery
Phosphorous: More than 0.1%
Publication: Weekly. Friday, 2-3 pm London time

All historical data relating to these assessments prior to the amendments will remain available in the pricing section of the Fastmarkets’ website.

Changes taking place, subject to market feedback, from Monday December 31.

Once the changes have been implemented, Fastmarkets will exclude prices of high-phosphorous pig iron from the import pig-iron market assessment in the US and in the export market assessment from Ponta da Madeira Brazil as well, which may cause a non-market upward adjustment.

Fastmarkets will specify the phosphorous content in the export market assessment from Vitória/Rio Brazil as well but this will not cause non-market price corrections

Fastmarkets has no financial interest in the level or direction of these price assessments.

To provide feedback on the assessments, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to the US and Brazilian pig iron assessments, please contact Marina Shulga by email at: pricing@metalbulletin.com. Please add the subject heading FAO: Marina Shulga, re US, Brazil pig iron prices.

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents go to www.metalbulletin.com/prices/pricing-methodology

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