November 2017

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, November 22, 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.

Japan’s crude steel output dips 1% in October

Japanese crude steel output dipped year on year in October, with higher production rates at electric-arc furnace (EAF) mills failing to offset a drop among basic oxygen furnace (BOF) operators.

China AM: Ferrous futures weaken after early-hour gains

China’s ferrous futures ended morning trading lower on Wednesday November 22 after posting gains in the earlier part of the session.

China’s CRC, HDG export prices edge up on domestic strength

China’s export prices for cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil rose over the past week after the domestic market gained some strength.

China’s plate export prices plateau

China’s plate export prices held steady for a second week amid an absence of a distinct trend in the domestic market.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/11: Copper rallies; Ferroglobe buys Glencore's European manganese alloy plants; Codelco Shanghai annual premiums down $3

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Tuesday November 22.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, November 21, 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.

Latin America steel imports from China down 3.5% in Jan-Sep, average prices up

Latin America’s steel import volumes from China fell 3.51% on an annual basis from January to September, while average import prices increased.

CIS FLAT STEEL: Market quiet on offer-bid mismatch

The export market for CIS-origin hot-rolled coil (HRC) and cold-rolled coil (CRC) was quiet over the past week, as buyer and seller price expectations diverged.

GULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Demand remains weak despite falling prices

Demand for flat steel imports into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia remained limited this week despite some prices falling.