September 2019

COKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices plunge as ex-China buyers turn away

Offers for premium mid-vol hard coking coal plunged in the seaborne market on Tuesday September 17 after several days of inactivity.

CIS LONG STEEL: Fierce competition, limited demand send wire rod export prices down

Wire rod price export prices from the Commonwealth of Independent States continued to slide over the past week due to a lack of demand and growing competition with Turkish suppliers.

CHINA HRC: Prices fall on retreating futures, thinner trading

China’s hot-rolled coil prices dropped on Tuesday September 17, tracking a weakening futures market amid slower buying.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, September 17, 2019

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, plate, sheet and other flat steel products.

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices flat amid retreating futures

China’s domestic rebar prices held steady on Tuesday September 17 amid falling futures and an inactive market.

Long Steel Products Trade Log, September 17, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for rebar, wire rod, beams and other long steel products.

Semi-finished Steel Products Trade Log, September 17, 2019

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

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Weak demand in China softens 37% ore price

Low-grade manganese ore cif prices fell over the past week, with some buyers holding back from purchasing in the hope of lower prices.

GLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European ferro-vanadium price continues downtrend on thin buying

The European ferro-vanadium market continued its downtrend last week amid thin spot buying and prevailing bearish sentiment.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore prices react negatively to alloy tender price rollover

The rollover of ferro-chrome tender prices from China’s leading stainless steel mills dented sentiment in the chrome market this past week, putting downward pressure on ore prices.