June 2020

FOCUS: Bulk alloys markets under pressure in Europe, India

Bulk alloys markets in Europe are coming under sustained pressure from weak demand, with prices for manganese alloys dropping through May, while ferro-silicon prices have been falling since April, sources said.

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Stainless Steel Tracker

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts is ready to view.

EC presents WTO with plans to toughen safeguard measures, particularly for HRC

The European Commission (EC) plans to replace general annual quotas for hot-rolled coil with quarterly country-specific quotas and introduce some other strict measures to existing safeguard restrictions against imported steel, Fastmarkets understands.

Price spreads widen in European ferro-chrome markets

Prices in the European high-carbon and low-carbon ferro-markets increased in in the week ended Friday May 29.