December 2015

China AM: Futures up on spot market surge

China’s steel and steelmaking raw materials futures went up across the board during morning trading on Thursday December 31 following solid gains in the spot steel market a day earlier.

China's domestic stainless market flat amid subdued buying

China's domestic stainless steel market flatlined this week on subdued buying and steady nickel prices.

Japan's steel imports up marginally in November

Japan’s imports of iron and steel products edged up 1% year-on-year to 679,241 tonnes in November.

China AM: Futures rangebound on Christmas Day

China’s steel and steelmaking raw materials futures saw little movement during morning trading on Friday December 25, amid a lack of market drivers due to the Christmas break.

East Asian stainless market flat as year-end slowdown offsets stable nickel

The East Asian stainless steel market remained quiet this week as trade ground to a halt before the end of the year.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 24/12: Copper cathode benchmark; Fanya facing investigation; SiMn production falls

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the North American morning on Thursday December 24.

Global SiMn, FeMn production slows on weak steelmaking demand - IMnI

Global silico-manganese production fell 36% year-on-year in the first ten months of 2015 on reduced demand from the steelmaking sector, according to figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

China stainless prices hit new low as weak demand offsets stable nickel

China's domestic stainless steel market lost more ground this week as participants slashed offers to encourage buying.

FACTS: China's Mn ore imports concentrated in north

China’s manganese ore imports were concentrated in the north of the country in 2015, as production capacity utilisation in that region is much higher than in the south, research from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) shows.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Al scrap gains; minor metals exports; copper demand review

The latest metal markets news to start the North American morning on December 23.