CHINA STEEL MARKET INSIGHT: Industrial growth continues despite squeeze on margins

With the Chinese economy slowing down and steel margins being squeezed by higher raw materials costs and lower finished steel prices, the prospects for 2018 do not exactly look rosy.

But pressures on the domestic housing market are easing and industrial growth is still above 6%, so with the Chinese New Year just around the corner, it's probably best to wait until after the celebrations to get a more realistic picture of how the year ahead might develop.  The February edition of China...


Tony Pettengell

February 05, 2018

15:07 GMT