December 2019

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices unchanged but decreases likely on slow demand

The price of stainless steel flat products in Europe was unchanged this week but lower prices are expected in light of poor demand and high stock levels, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday December 13.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 12

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday December 12 that are worth another look.

China’s stainless steel prices fall on inventory pressure

China’s domestic stainless steel prices dropped over the past week due to inventory pressure experienced by a major mill, which went on to weigh on export prices.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Alloy and scrap market trade ranges widen

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday December 11.

Mogale Alloys issues Section 189 amid poor chrome prices

Mogale Alloys has issued a Section 189 notice - a South African legal requirement representing an intention to retrench staff - amid low chrome ore and ferro-chrome prices.

EUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices drop on lower alloy surcharges, further falls expected

The price of grade-304 stainless steel flat products in Europe fell significantly over the past week on substantially lower monthly alloy surcharges for December, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday December 6.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 5

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday December 5 that are worth another look.

TRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the world's steel markets in November 2019

With competition in the global steel markets still fierce, Fastmarkets provides an update on the new, progressing and closed trade cases from around the world in November 2019.

High inventory levels push down Chinese stainless steel prices

Chinese stainless steel prices in both the domestic and export markets fell over the past week amid bearish sentiment stemming from the high inventories held at a major mill in eastern China.

TITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Scrap markets drop amid slow trading, alloy flat

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday December 4.