December 2015

Chinese plate export prices stable amid holiday lull

China’s plate export prices were unchanged over the past week, with the holiday lull keeping buying at a minimum.

China’s longs export market boosted by domestic rally

China’s rebar export prices picked up over the past week amid an uptick in the domestic market.

2016 OUTLOOK: More challenges lie ahead for UK steel industry

After a turbulent year for UK steel, many of the same challenges remain in place for 2016 with some possible bright spots in the downstream sector.

Plate import prices to India up by $5 per tonne

Commercial grade plate import prices to India have increased by $5 per tonne over the past week.

Wire rod import offer prices to India up by $10 per tonne

Offer prices for wire rod imports to India, mainly of Chinese origin, have increased by $10 to $285-290 per tonne cfr week-on-week.

Russian domestic rebar prices fall in weak market

Russian domestic rebar prices continued to fall this week as deals for December-produced material were done 1,400-2,100 roubles ($20-29) below initial offer prices amid weak demand.

DAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish scrap import market remains quiet

Turkish import scrap price indices remained flat on Tuesday December 29 as the market remained quiet before the year-end.