July 2018

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Preliminary EU safeguarding measures, weak Turkish and Asian scrap prices, alleged anti-trust in Japan…

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

Brazilian slab export prices edge down on new offers, deals

Brazilian slab export prices decreased marginally this week with deals and offers being made to North America and Europe.

CIS BILLET: Prices keep sliding, but revival in buying is expected

Prices in the Black Sea export billet market continued to move downward on Friday July 20 with several bookings heard done at lower prices.

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices flat amid stable trading

China’s domestic rebar prices held steady on Friday July 20 with trading activity remaining fairly constant after strong gains a day earlier.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, July 20, 2018

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for steel billet, slab and bloom.

FOCUS: Steelmaking boom in Algeria likely to end billet imports

Algeria's steel billet import market is set for dramatic changes in the next couple of years, largely as a result of the country's fast-growing local steel industry.

TURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices fall on weak demand, lower scrap import costs

Steel billet prices in Turkey have continued to soften this week because of falling imported scrap prices and slow demand, sources said on Thursday July 19.

EGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet import prices down in slow summer market

Steel billet import prices fell this week in Egypt with new deals heard in the market, but domestic rebar prices have remained unchanged, sources told Metal Bulletin on Thursday July 19.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, July 19, 2018

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for steel billet, slab and bloom.