Italian re-rollers swap in Asian semis to replace missing Ukrainian, Russian slab

Italian re-rollers, mostly producing heavy steel plate, have turned to suppliers from Asia to fill the gap left by the Black Sea slab suppliers that have been absent from the market since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sources told Fastmarkets.

The re-rollers have had to agree to pay higher prices for the semi-finished products, making Italy an attractive outlet for the exporters in Asia. The shortage of slab supplies has...

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Maria Tanatar

Vlada Novokreshchenova

March 15, 2022

16:50 GMT

London, Dnipro