December 2019

COKING COAL DAILY: Trading activity buzzing despite holiday season

Trading activity in the seaborne coking coal market was robust this week despite it being the end of the year, with over 800,000 tonnes of premium products changing hands.

CHINA HRC: Some mills conceding lower export prices amid quiet market

China’s domestic hot-rolled coil market was largely stable on Friday December 27, though some mills have started to take export orders at lower prices amid thin trading.

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices rise on weekend restocking

China’s domestic rebar prices increased on Friday December 27 on a pick-up in demand ahead of the weekend.

Southeast Asian billet import prices unchanged amid year-end lull

Prices in Southeast Asia’s steel billet market remained stable on Friday December 27 amid limited trading activity in the region during the year-end Christmas and New Year festive season.

ASIA FERROUS SCRAP: Prices in Taiwan edge up despite thin trading

Liquidity in the Asian ferrous scrap market thinned this week due to year-end holidays, with some buying heard in Taiwan and Vietnam, albeit involving small quantities.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 27, 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.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, December 27, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for steel billet, steel slab and bloom.

Long Steel Products Trade Log, December 27, 2019

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

Malaysia slaps anti-dumping duties on CRC from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam

Malaysia will impose anti-dumping tariffs of up to 26.39% on cold-rolled coil imported from China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.

IRON ORE DAILY: January cargoes of PB products trade at discount

Seaborne iron ore prices weakened further on Thursday December 26 with late-January-loading cargoes of Pilbara Blend materials traded at discounts to indices.