December 2013

MB CENTENARY: 2000 to the present day

The pace of change in the metals industry and at Metal Bulletin since the turn of the millennium has, as elsewhere in life, been greater in this century than at any time in the 20th, Trevor Tarring writes.

CHINA STEEL WRAP: Prices flat on New Year's Eve

China’s spot steel prices were stable on Tuesday December 31 with major mills expected to announce their pricing policy for early January.

ArcelorMittal España to restart Asturias galvanizing line in April

ArcelorMittal España will restart its galvanizing line at its Asturias division in northern Spain in April 2014, the company told Steel First on Monday December 30.

China’s spot HRC prices stable ahead of New Year holiday

China’s domestic hot rolled coil market remained flat on Tuesday December 31, as participants were cautious about price movements ahead of the New Year holiday.

Chinese CRC export prices up $5 on HRC gains

China’s cold rolled coil export market showed some signs of trending up over the past few days, driven by strengthened hot rolled coil export prices.

Russian domestic CR sheet slides, HR sheet keeps on falling

Russian domestic prices for the cold-rolled sheet slid for the first time in the last week after remaining stable since early October.

JSW Steel increasing steel prices by 2% from January 2014

India’s largest steel producer, JSW Steel, will raise its prices by 2% from January 2014.

CHINA STEEL WRAP: Rebar prices down amid drop in futures market

China’s spot rebar prices fell on Monday December 30 amid a quiet market and tumbling steel futures while those for hot rolled coil held steady.