December 2017

Turkish flat steel imports up by 25% in November

Turkey’s imports of flat steel increased by 25.09% year on year in November 2017, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

Japan’s steel exports down 2% in November

Japan’s iron and steel export volumes fell 2.1% year on year in November to 3.19 million tonnes.

2017 REVIEW: Turkish mills seek new export destinations

The Turkish rebar market was significantly affected in 2017 by the political problems within the country and by the weakening of its currency, the lira, while slow demand in the country’s traditional export markets led steel mills to direct their exports to new destinations.

Turkey’s crude steel output up 13% in January-November

Turkey produced 34.163 million tonnes of crude steel in the January-November 2017 period, up 12.7% from 30.325 million tonnes a year earlier, according the Turkish Steel Producers Association (TCUD).

India’s Jindal Steel completes Odisha mill expansion with new oxygen furnace

India’s Jindal Steel & Power has added a 3 million-tonne-per-year (tpy) basic oxygen furnace as the last piece of equipment in the expansion of its integrated steel mill in Angul, Odisha.

2017 REVIEW: Middle East promotes steel self-sufficiency agenda

Middle Eastern countries boosted their crude steel output in 2017, with producers calling for more trade protection measures to support self-sufficiency in the sector.

IN FIGURES: China's imports of steelmaking raw materials in November 2017

China's imports of steelmaking raw materials remained mixed in November, with those for iron ore and coking coal rising while inbound scrap shipments fell by almost a fifth from a year earlier.

China’s run-of-mine iron ore output flat in November

China’s run-of-mine (ROM) iron ore output was largely flat on the year in November, while the production rate continued to shrink on the month.

China’s CRC exports slow down descent in November

China exported 262,842 tonnes of cold-rolled coil in November, according to Chinese customs data released on Tuesday December 26.

China’s stainless flat steel exports fall again in November

China’s export volumes for stainless flat steel continued to fall on a year-on-year basis in November despite being higher than October’s shipments, amid higher prices.