December 2012

Turkey targets $55bn in steel exports by 2023

Turkish steel producers are aiming to reach $55 billion of exports in 2023.

2012 REVIEW: Coking coal supply catches up with demand

The global coking coal market saw a steep dive in prices in 2012, on high supply and shrinking demand.

2013 OUTLOOK: Twin challenge for Europe's stainless sector

The knock-on effect of the Outokumpu-Inoxum merger and the alloy surcharge system are set to be key issues for Europe's stainless steel sector in the coming year.

2012 REVIEW: A difficult year for the ferrous scrap trade in China

For Chinese ferrous scrap traders, 2012 proved to be a challenging year. Prices remained under pressure and fell for almost three quarters of the year.

Turkey's flat steel producers call for tougher import regime

Turkey's steel import regime should be revamped to support domestic producers of flat products, the Turkish Iron & Steel Producers Assn (DCUD) said.

CIS billet prices rise $10-15 for remaining January output

CIS billet prices pushed up $10-15 to $520 per tonne fob Black Sea before January output was sold out, sources told Metal Bulletin sister publication Steel First.

Turkey sets out five-year plan to expand value-added steel output

Turkey is to invest in value-added steels under a new five-year plan set out by the Turkish Iron & Steel Producers Assn (DCUD).

2013 OUTLOOK: Steel industry in CEE region faces another difficult year

This year was a difficult one for the steel industry and markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), even though some parts of the region were better able to deflect the effects of the continent’s debt crisis.

Japan's steel output will rise only 0.2% in Q1 2013, Meti says

Japanese crude steel output in the first quarter next year is expected to only slightly bounce back after falling to its lowest level in six quarters in the final three months of 2012.

CIS billet prices up $10-15 for remaining January output

CIS billet prices pushed up $10-15 to $520 per tonne fob Black Sea before January output was sold out, sources told Steel First.