Order books swell on EU stainless anti-dumping duties, Damstahl says

European stainless steel mills have seen order volumes for cold rolled (CR) flat products surge, stainless steel distributor Damstahl said in its June stainless steel briefing.

The increase in order numbers was partly due to the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties on China- and Taiwan-origin stainless CR flat imports in March, which severely reduced import volumes, according to Damstahl.
Most European mills have seen their lead times extended to 12 weeks, from eight weeks at the beginning of the year.

The only exception was the Italian steelmaker Acciai Speciali Terni (Terni), which was still taking orders for July deliveries in late May,...


Taku Dzimwasha

June 04, 2015

18:30 GMT