December 2017

European new car sales up 6% in November

The number of new passenger car sales in the European Union increased by 5.89% year-on-year in November, the second monthly increase after an uncharacteristic drop in September.

CHINA HRC: Volatile futures dampen buying interest in spot market

China’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil held steady on Thursday December 14 amid sparse trading against a backdrop of fluctuating futures during the day.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 14, 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.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 14/12: LME base metals diverge; Comex copper rises; global copper market records surplus

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday December 14.

IRAN FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: HRC prices up, CRC stable on weak demand

Hot-rolled coil (HRC) import prices in Iran have increased over the past week, while cold-rolled coil (CRC) import prices remained unchanged on limited buying activity.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, December 13, 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 HRC: Domestic prices lose some ground on subdued futures

China’s domestic market for hot-rolled coil dipped on Wednesday December 13 after the paper market weakened further despite posting some gains earlier in the day.

China AM: Ferrous futures up amid strengthening steel export prices

China’s ferrous futures increased across the board during morning trading on Wednesday December 13 with export prices for Chinese steel products continuing to rise.

China’s CRC, HDG export prices maintain upward momentum

China’s export prices for cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil continued to rise after a month of increases even though the domestic market appeared to be showing signs of cooling down.

China’s plate export market sees slower growth

China’s plate export prices have risen for a third consecutive week, albeit at a slower pace.