December 2014

EU grade-304 stainless raw materials index sees slight rise

Steel First’s weekly raw materials index for European grade-304 stainless steel rose by $8.30 per tonne week-on-week on Monday December 1.

Japan’s steel imports up for 12th straight month

Japan’s imports of iron and steel products increased year-on-year for the twelfth consecutive month in October, driven by a surge in shipments of special steels and galvanized sheet.

Japan’s steel exports up 8.4% in October

Japan’s iron and steel exports rose by 8.4% year-on-year in October on higher shipments of special steel and semi-finished products.