April 2017

Indian importers book Chinese HRC again after half-year break

Indian importers have booked China-origin hot rolled coil (HRC) this week after an interval of almost six months, while most other flat steel products remain out of reach of Indian importers because of anti-dumping duties.

Turkish domestic flat steel prices down as June orders start

Flat steel prices decreased this week in Turkey, as producers started to accept orders for June production.

Turkey receives lower flat steel import offer prices from CIS

Turkey has received new flat steel offer prices from Russian and Ukrainian producers, but no major deals have been heard.

South America's flat steel import prices down on lower Chinese offers

Flat steel import prices in South America all declined again this week on lower offers, mostly from China.

EU anti-dumping duties will not dent China’s HRC exports further, traders say

The higher import duties on hot rolled coil (HRC) from China that were announced yesterday by the European Commission (EC) will have no significant further effects on the market, Chinese export traders told Metal Bulletin on Friday April 7

Big ideas, rebel thinking will break Big River Steel out of the box, ceo says

US flat steel maker Big River Steel is out to challenge the status quo. The theme of its grand opening was: ‘Rebels Wanted.’ Company ceo David Stickler tells Michael Cowden about the latest in a series of international projects in which he has had a hand.

China’s HRC prices slump as bearish sentiment grows

China’s hot rolled coil prices fell sharply on Friday April 7 as bearish sentiment grew amid successive drops in the billet market.

China AM: Ferrous futures down amid short trading week

China’s ferrous futures continued to soften during morning trading on Friday April 7 amid pessimistic sentiment, even though prices for seaborne coking coal continued to surge as Australian supply tightens due to major rail disruptions.

Mexico's car output at all-time high in March

Car output in Mexico hit a monthly record in March, with 363,687 units, according to figures released by the country’s automobile association, Amia, on Thursday April 6.