December 2012

Turkey's flat steel producers call for tougher import regime

Turkey's steel import regime should be revamped to support domestic producers of flat products, the Turkish Iron & Steel Producers Assn (DCUD) said.

Turkey sets out five-year plan to expand value-added steel output

Turkey is to invest in value-added steels under a new five-year plan set out by the Turkish Iron & Steel Producers Assn (DCUD).

2013 OUTLOOK: Steel industry in CEE region faces another difficult year

This year was a difficult one for the steel industry and markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), even though some parts of the region were better able to deflect the effects of the continent’s debt crisis.

Japan's steel output will rise only 0.2% in Q1 2013, Meti says

Japanese crude steel output in the first quarter next year is expected to only slightly bounce back after falling to its lowest level in six quarters in the final three months of 2012.

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Russia’s MMK to raise HRC, CRC prices for February rolling by $20-30

Russian steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) is to hike its prices for February-produced hot and cold rolled coil (HRC and CRC) by $20-30 per tonne.

Russia’s MMK to hike HRC, CRC prices by $20-30 for February rolling

Russian steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) is to hike its prices for February-produced hot and cold rolled coil (HRC and CRC) by $20-30 per tonne.

Uganda to open iron ore exploration tenders in 2013

The Ugandan government is to license the exploration of iron ore in 2013 in a bid to boost its mining sector, the minister of energy and minerals, Simon D’Ujanga, told Metal Bulletin sister title Steel First.

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CHINA STEEL WRAP: Market firms at year-end

China’s spot steel market held steady on the last trading day of the year as positive manufacturing data and rising raw materials costs buoyed sentiment.