March 2018

Egypt’s Ezz Steel returns to normal operations in 2017

Egypt’s biggest steel producer, Ezz Steel, enjoyed normal industrial operations in 2017 after several years of disturbed activity, the company said on Thursday March 29.

CHINA HRC: Domestic prices stronger following sharp gains in futures

China’s hot-rolled coil prices rose steadily on Friday March 30 after futures soared during the day.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, March 30, 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.

China AM: Ferrous futures broadly higher on Friday

Ferrous futures in China continued their recent run of strength during the morning trading session on Friday March 30, with only iron ore weakening slightly.

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Falling raw materials prices, EU safeguard probe, China's Cisa conference...

Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories that have affected the steel market over the past week.

'Nobody hurt, no change in production,' CSN reports after steel mill blast

An explosion occurred at a Brazilian steelworks operated by producer Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) earlier this week, but it took no victims and will have no effect on production, the company has said.

TURKEY FLAT STEEL: Domestic prices dip and 'need to fall more'

Some flat steel prices in Turkey’s domestic and export markets went down slightly this week, although import prices were unchanged, market participants told Metal Bulletin on Thursday March 29.

EU steel safeguard measures could disadvantage independent distributors, sources say

Measures taken in conjunction with the safeguard case against a number of imported steel products in the EU will have a negative impact on Europe’s independent distributors, sources have told Metal Bulletin.

South America's flat steel import prices down on lower Chinese offers

Import prices for flat steel goods brought into South America have all decreased this week, under pressure from trade tensions between China and the United States, which strongly affected the Chinese domestic market earlier this week.

TURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: All prices fall on weak demand

Some producers of hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) in Turkey reduced their prices this week amid weak demand in the domestic and export markets, Metal Bulletin has heard.