December 2019

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices rangebound, low-alumina ore outperforms

Physical iron ore prices were generally rangebound on Monday December 30, with low-alumina fines continuing to outperform.

COKING COAL DAILY: Market awaits new drivers

Seaborne coking coal prices were stable on Monday December 30, with the result of a miner’s tender not confirmed at the time of writing.

CHINA REBAR: Prices gain in moderate trading

China’s rebar prices continued to gain on Monday December 30 following a rise in the futures market, which boosted trading in the east of the country.

Singapore rebar import prices unchanged amid year-end holiday season

Import prices for rebar in Singapore were unchanged over the past week amid limited trading activity due to the year-end holiday season.

ASIA HRC: Prices break above $500/t on stable demand

Hot-rolled coil prices in Asia have continued upward this past week to surpass $500 per tonne cfr Vietnam amid stable demand and increases in offers from sellers.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 30, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, hot-dipped galvanized coil, pre-painted galvanized iron, steel plate, steel sheet and other flat steel products.

Long Steel Products Trade Log, December 30, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for rebar, wire rod, steel beams and other long steel products.

CHINA HRC: Domestic trading picks up on lower mill offers

China’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely stable on Monday December 30, but trading picked up domestically after mills in the north of the country lowered their offers.

Seaborne iron ore concentrate prices soften, pellets firm

Seaborne iron ore concentrate prices weakened last week with the wider market, while pellet pricing held ground.

CIS PIG IRON: Market finishes 2019 on uptrend

The uptrend in the Commonwealth of Independent States' export pig iron market continued during the last full week of 2019 on sales to key outlets at higher prices and expectations for further growth in early 2020, sources told Fastmarkets.