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Pig iron including foundry
Description Various mineral aggregates from which iron metal is obtained by the conversion of various iron ores by reduction either into pig iron, in blast furnaces or electric furnaces, or into a spongy form (sponge iron) or into lumps by various direct reduction processes. Iron ore is measured by the weight of the ore and may contain varying concentrations of metal. CPC Vers. 1.1 (7), (group 411): Basic iron and steel.
Source United Nations (2003a). Central Product Classification (CPC). Version 1.1. Series M, No. 77, Ver. 1.1 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.03.XVII.3).
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