October 2020

Strong Q4 steel prices to support Japan scrap market, Jisri says

Rising steel prices over the coming months are likely to prop up prices for ferrous scrap in Japan, the Japan Iron and Steel Recycling Institute (Jisri) said on Thursday October 1.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices flat amid Chinese holiday

Seaborne iron ore prices were flat on Thursday October 1 due to the start of the one-week Golden Week holiday in China.

COKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices flat amid China absence

Seaborne hard coking coal prices in the cfr China and fob Australia market were unchanged on Thursday October 1 amid a quiet market now that the Chinese Golden Week national holiday is underway.

JAPAN STEEL SCRAP: Market weakens further but price floor in sight

Export prices for Japanese steel scrap dipped again over the past week amid low demand from Taiwan and South Korea, market sources told Fastmarkets.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 30

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday September 30 that are worth another look.