December 2017

China’s CRC exports slow down descent in November

China exported 262,842 tonnes of cold-rolled coil in November, according to Chinese customs data released on Tuesday December 26.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 26, 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: Steel futures down on weaker raw materials

China’s paper contracts for finished steel dropped during morning trading on Tuesday December 26 as market sentiment remained bearish on the back of falls in raw material prices.

HRC import prices in Vietnam dip amid lower offers

Import prices for re-rolling-grade hot-rolled coil into Vietnam retreated over the past week after offers of spots cargoes softened.

2017 REVIEW: China's steel prices boosted by capacity cuts, healthy demand

Chinese steel prices have risen this year due to capacity cuts and strong demand from major downstream industries.

CHINA HRC: Domestic market softens on slump in futures prices

China’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil fell on Monday December 25 as the paper market reported steep declines during the day.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 25, 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: Rebar, HRC futures down on billet price slump

China’s paper contracts for finished steel dropped during morning trading on Monday December 25 following the weakness in the billet market over the weekend.

TURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices mostly stable on strong local demand, moderate export activity

Coated flat steel prices were mostly unchanged in Turkey this week, on strong demand in the local market and despite a slow export market, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday December 22.

Ukraine's Metinvest likely to cut HRC output after imposition of European tariffs

Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest may cut hot-rolled coil (HRC) output in 2018 following the imposition of preliminary European anti-dumping duties.