November 2017

China’s CRC, HDG export prices maintain their upward momentum

China’s export prices for cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil moved higher over the past week as the domestic market saw further gains.

China’s plate export prices on the rise again

China’s plate export prices increased over the past week as several overseas buyers accepted higher transaction charges.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 29/11: Nickel leads drop in base metals; Century Zinc mine to restart production; workers protest at Codelco's Andina copper mine

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday November 29.

US CRC, HDG prices bounce back despite buyer caution

US domestic cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized base prices have rebounded following a wave of price hikes announced before the American Thanksgiving holiday.

UAE’s Conares Steel to invest in colour-coated coil production

United Arab Emirates steel producer Conares Steel is investing in a new line to produce colour-coated coil, or PPGI (pre-painted galvanized iron), company chief executive officer (ceo) Bharat Bhaita told Metal Bulletin on Tuesday, November 28.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, November 28, 2017

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for flat steel products.

CIS FLAT STEEL: Market revives as prices reach bottom

Buyers in the export market for CIS-origin hot-rolled coil (HRC) and cold-rolled coil (CRC) have become more active recently so prices are not expected to decrease further, Metal Bulletin has been told this week.

GULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Demand remains weak in Saudi Arabia, improves in UAE

Demand for flat steel imports into Saudi Arabia remained limited this week, but improved in the United Arab Emirates, Metal Bulletin has learnt.

CHINA HRC: Domestic prices edge up, buying interest thins

China’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) rose further on Tuesday November 28 as the paper market reported sharp gains, driving many buyers to the sidelines.

China AM: Steel futures rise on spot strength

China’s steel futures advanced on Tuesday November 28 following spot price increases a day earlier, while steelmaking raw materials contracts were mixed.