June 2018

TURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Turkish coated coil prices increase again

Coated coil prices in Turkey continued to rise this week due to increasing hot-rolled coil prices and the expectation of less uncertainty in the local market after elections on June 24.

LME readying to launch three regional HRC contracts in January

The London Metal Exchange will introduce three regional hot-rolled coil contracts at the start of 2019, coinciding with a change in attitude towards risk management tools for the ferrous sector, according to the exchange’s business development manager.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, June 25, 2018

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.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 25/06: LME zinc price at 9-month low; EGA receives first CBG bauxite; Global silicon wrap

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday June 25.

CHINA HRC: Domestic prices drop amid weakening demand

China’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices softened further on Monday June 25 amid persistently weak demand, traders told Metal Bulletin.

Japan's crude steel output up slightly in May

Japan’s crude steel output was up slightly in May compared with a year earlier, according to the latest data from the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF).

Vietnam's HRC import prices narrow on weaker demand

Import prices for re-rolling-grade hot-rolled coil sold into Vietnam have narrowed over the past week with offers for Indian products having dipped slightly in the face of weaker demand.

China AM: Ferrous futures start week soft

China’s ferrous futures had a poor start to the week, with most contracts ending the morning session on Monday June 25 lower, especially that for coke.

TURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices increase, demand moderate ahead of elections

Flat steel prices in Turkey’s domestic and export markets increased this week, with demand moderate ahead of the elections on Sunday June 24, sources told Metal Bulletin on Monday June 22.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, June 22, 2018

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.