December 2011

US ITC formally posts cut-to-length plate decision

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined in a five-year sunset review that revoking anti-dumping duty orders on cut-to-length steel plate from Italy and Japan would not negatively affect the U.S. industry, but the ITC reaffirmed the need for anti-dumping duties on imports from India, Indonesia and South Korea.

US ITC formally posts cut-to-length plate decision

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined in a five-year sunset review that revoking anti-dumping duty orders on cut-to-length steel plate from Italy and Japan would not negatively affect the U.S. industry, but the ITC reaffirmed the need for anti-dumping duties on imports from India, Indonesia and South Korea.

Md. officials press RG Steel on plans for Sparrows Point

A number of high-level Maryland officials are seeking answers—and action—as RG Steel LLC’s Sparrows Point mill concludes its first week on shutdown without a word from the company.

Two U.S. Steel workers hurt in accident

Two workers were injured at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Edgar Thomson steelmaking facility in Braddock, Pa.

CHINA STEEL WRAP: Steel prices hit by exw price cut

Chinese spot steel prices dipped this week after numerous steel makers reduced their ex-works prices on weak demand.

CHINA STEEL WRAP: Steel prices hit by exw price cut

Chinese spot steel prices dipped this week after numerous steel makers reduced their ex-works prices on weak demand.

Demand for Japanese steel may fall to two-year low, says Meti

Japan’s steel demand may drop to the lowest level in more than two years in the January-March quarter because of weak export demand, a government forecast suggested.

US sheet prices on upward trajectory for new year

Flat-rolled steel prices appear poised to hit the ground running in 2012 as the expectation of higher January scrap tags and a temporary blast furnace curtailment by RG Steel LLC provide the domestic market some welcome support.

US sheet prices on upward trajectory for new year

Flat-rolled steel prices appear poised to hit the ground running in 2012 as the expectation of higher January scrap tags and a temporary blast furnace curtailment by RG Steel LLC provide the domestic market some welcome support.

RG Steel lays off 750-plus at Sparrows Point

More than 750 employees have been laid off at RG Steel LLC’s Sparrows Point, Md., steelmaking complex as the company looks to cut costs in a cash-strapped environment, a source familiar with the operation told AMM Thursday.