November 2017

China AM: Futures mixed on uncertain outlook for various segments

Ferrous futures in China were mixed during morning trading on Thursday November 16 on differing sentiment in the steel and steelmaking raw materials markets.

EUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable despite lower import offers

Domestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) in Northern and Southern Europe have been unaffected by lower offers from overseas, sources told Metal Bulletin this week.

Egypt’s Ashry Steel to invest in CRC, HDG production

Egyptian rebar, sections and steel tube and pipe producer Ashry Steel will invest in new plant for the production of 500,000 tonnes per year of cold-rolled coil (CRC) and 350,000 tpy of hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG), Metal Bulletin has heard.

Manufacturing took 44% share of Japan's domestic steel orders in August

The manufacturing sector in Japan accounted for 44%, or 1.59 million tonnes, of total domestic steel orders in August, according to the latest data from the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF).

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, November 15, 2017

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.

CHINA HRC: Domestic market retreats after one week of increases

China’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil retreated on Wednesday November 15 after a weakening of the paper market.

China AM: Steel, raw materials futures move in opposite directions

Ferrous futures in China were mixed during morning trading on Wednesday November 15 WITH steel contracts moving down while those for raw materials headed in the opposite direction.

China’s plate export prices stabilize after two-week decline

China’s plate export prices held steady over the past week after declining for a fortnight as the domestic market regained some lost ground.

China’s CRC, HDG export prices firm as uncertainties remain

China’s export prices for cold-rolled coil remained unchanged over the past week while those for hot-dipped galvanized coil narrowed upward on the back of a modest rebound in the domestic market.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, November 14, 2017

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.