Liberty's ferrous raw materials portfolio includes iron ore fines, lumps, pellets, scrap, HBI/DRI and metallics. These are incorporated into steel making either through the blast furnace, electric furnace or coal base sponge iron routes. Liberty Commodities Group also bulk trades in blooms, billets, slabs and hot rolled coils.
The majority of these products are processed further and serve as input materials for by Liberty’s downstream businesses or its customers. Blooms and billets, for example, are further rolled into deformed bars, wire rods, structurals and other long products. Slabs are rolled into plates or hot rolled coils and hot rolled coils are further processed into pipes and structures or rolled into cold rolled coils.