December 2017

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices fall further amid year-end lull

China’s domestic rebar prices continued to trend downward on Friday December 29 amid sparse trading just before the New Year weekend.

2017 REVIEW: Global steelmakers rush to fill China's absence from export market

Steel suppliers from around the world rushed to fill up the gaping hole left behind by China’s withdrawal from the export market in 2017, with domestic production cuts in key Chinese steel-producing regions cutting supply and driving up domestic prices.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, December 29, 2017

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

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).

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.

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices retreat on futures losses, sparse trading

China’s domestic rebar prices retreated on Thursday December 28 with both demand and the futures market remaining weak.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, December 28, 2017

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

2017 REVIEW: Brazilian slab export prices turbulent but optimism remains

Export prices for Brazil-origin slabs have fluctuated by around $130 per tonne this year, influenced by raw materials, finished steel prices in Asia and even billet.

2017 REVIEW: Diverging fundamentals erode CIS export slab premium to billet

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region’s export slab price lost its premium to corresponding billet in 2017, driven by a combination of an easing international slab market and a tightening billet market.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, December 27, 2017

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