July 2018

TURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Turkey signs new HDG export deals on forecast rise in demand

Turkish producers of hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) have signed deals for exports to Europe and the United States recently, and demand is expected to increase, they told Metal Bulletin on Monday July 23.

Flat Steel Products Trade Log, July 23, 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.

ArcelorMittal's earnings jump 35% in Q2, analyst forecasts say

Analysts expect steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s earnings for April-June 2018 to increase by 34.99% year-on-year, the company said on Friday July 20.

Sweden’s SSAB forecasts strong Q3 US steel demand

Swedish steelmaker SSAB expects steel demand will be strong in the United States over the third quarter this year, the company said on July 20.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, July 23, 2018

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices rise amid gains in Chinese steel, futures markets

Iron ore prices strengthened on Monday July 23 amid gains in China’s futures and steel markets.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/07: LME base metals up on weaker dollar; China HRC prices rebound; spot cobalt price falls

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday July 23.

COKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices fall further amid weakened demand

Seaborne coking coal spot prices fell on Monday July 23 with end-users in China remaining on the sidelines, and market participants are bracing themselves for even more downward pressure.

CHINA HRC: Domestic prices rebound after trading resumes

China’s hot-rolled coil prices rebounded on Monday July 23 with buyers returning to the market for materials after the weekend, sources said.

Rebar import prices in Singapore narrow upward on stronger demand

Singapore rebar import prices narrowed upward in the past week on stronger demand, with at least two deals done in the island’s spot market.