December 2017

CHINA HRC: Domestic prices soften despite pick-up in trading activity

Trading activity picked up in China’s hot-rolled coil market ahead of the New Year weekend on Thursday December 28, though not enough to keep prices from falling.

2017 REVIEW: EU trade cases support balance in coil market

Trade defense measures in the European Union helped to re-establish supply-demand balance in the coil market in the second half of 2017.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 28, 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 AM: Ferrous futures steady amid bearish sentiment

China’s ferrous futures were little changed during morning trading on Thursday December 28 amid bearish sentiment in the physical steel markets.

CHINA HRC: Domestic market recovers some losses

China’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil edged up on Wednesday December 27 after experiencing two days of weakness at the start of this week.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 27, 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 AM: Ferrous futures little changed amid weak steel market

China’s ferrous futures were largely rangebound during morning trading on Wednesday December 27 amid a weak physical steel market in the country.

China’s plate export market loses steam

China’s plate export prices have softened over the past week after a month of increases, after the country’s domestic market wakened for a third consecutive week.

China’s CRC, HDG export prices edge up [CORRECTED]

Export prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil gained some more strength over the past week, with China’s domestic market remaining quite firm following recent gains.

CHINA HRC: Domestic market weakens further amid thin trading

China’s domestic market for hot-rolled coil weakened for a second day on Tuesday December 26 amid low liquidity.