Short Range Outlook : January 2017

Fears recede in global long steel market amid upbeat sentiment for 2017 There has been no significant change in the global long steel products market compared to last month in terms of supply and demand balance. Demand remains relatively weak, but we have seen better discipline on the supply side, which has had a positive impact on pricing dynamics. Demand is expected to pick up in the coming weeks. Economic numbers are strong and most fears regarding... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2016

Clear switch to positive sentiment in global long steel products market Conditions in the global long steel products market have improved significantly and a clear change to positive sentiment has been observed in the industry, something not seen in recent years. Chinese demand and supply restructuring boost prices and margins Domestic demand in China, together with a restructuring of supply at all levels from raw materials to finished products, is... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2016

Global long steel products market enjoys its best environment since 2013 The global long steel products market is currently enjoying its best environment since 2013, while sentiment has improved significantly. Supply and demand in the market are now a lot more in equilibrium compared to previous months. Fewer offers from China and Russia seen in global market Demand had made a weak start to October, as sellers were continuing with their seasonal fourth... Read More

W.Schmiedel / BIR: Spike in coking coal prices to increase scrap usage

Speaking at the BIR World Mirror on Ferrous Metals event organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), BIR president William Schmiedel, also president of US-based scrap recycling company Sims Group Global Trade Corporation, has stated that in August this year Chinese exports of finished and semi-finished steel decreased from June’s level of 10.9 million mt to 9.1 million mt. While this is a good sign, the latter total of 9.1 million... Read More

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