Ferro-Chrome is an alloy of chromium and iron containing between 50% and 70% chromium. The ferrochrome is produced by electric arc melting of chromites and chromium ore. Most of the world’s Ferro-Chrome is produced in South Africa, Kazakhstan and India
Throughout the communist era that lasted from the Second World War until 1989, Albania was one of the primary producers of chromite in the world. In the 1980's, Albania was the third largest chromite producer in the world with over one million tons produced annually.