December 2013

DAILY SCRAP REPORT: Index flat on lack of fresh trade

Metal Bulletin’s daily index for HMS 1&2 (80:20) scrap delivered to Turkey remained flat on the last day of 2013 with no fresh deals reported.

2014 FORECAST: Trading rules changes likely to hit noble alloys

The noble alloys market will see changes in the coming year as China potentially alters its export tax on metals including tungsten and molybdenum, and as the EU amends its trade rules.

Scotiabank expects record global car sales in 2014

The cyclical recovery in global auto sales that began in mid-2009 remains intact, with purchases advancing over the past year in every region except Europe, Scotiabank says.

Vietnam imposing anti-dumping duties on some stainless steel imports

Vietnam will impose temporary anti-dumping duties on cold rolled stainless steel from China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan effective January 25.

2014 OUTLOOK: Pellet, lump premiums will strengthen before correcting

Premiums for iron ore pellets and lumps could strengthen further into early 2014 on relatively tight supply, but corrections are likely to follow, market participants said.

MB CENTENARY: 2000 to the present day

The pace of change in the metals industry and at Metal Bulletin since the turn of the millennium has, as elsewhere in life, been greater in this century than at any time in the 20th, Trevor Tarring writes.

2013 REVIEW: Weak steel demand drags down Turkish scrap imports

The Turkish scrap market was hit by weak demand in its export markets for finished steel, increasing Chinese production and anti-dumping cases in 2013.

China’s steel industry to remain under pressure in 2014, MIIT says

China’s steel industry is likely to remain under pressure in 2014, with the conflict between supply and demand set to last for a longer time, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said.

Stanmore Coal inks Belview coking coal funding, marketing deal

Australia's Stanmore Coal has secured exploration funding for its Belview coking coal project in Queensland, the coking coal junior said on Monday December 30.