January 2021

Pig iron export trade muted in Brazil, but offers stay high

Brazil's pig iron export market was subdued in the week to Friday January 15, but offer prices remained high, sources told Fastmarkets.

US PIG IRON: Growth slows but offers continue to rise

Growth in the pig iron import market in the United States slowed down in the week to Friday January 15, but suppliers are continuing to increase their offer prices.

CIS PIG IRON: Trading activity slow but suppliers remain bullish

The export market for pig iron from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was slow during the week to Thursday January 14, while suppliers remained bullish.

2021 PREVIEW: Will US, China continue to compete for pig iron?

In 2020, the global pig iron market faced the threat of a demand slump due to the reduction in steel production from all major outlets under the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic.

CIS PIG IRON: Price sentiment upbeat despite seasonally slow market

The uptrend in the pig iron export sector in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) continued in the week to Friday January 8, despite a seasonally slow market, sources have told Fastmarkets.

IN FIGURES: China maintains huge appetite for semi-finished steel in November

China sustained its demand for imported billet and slab in November, with Brazil and a few other Asian countries emerging as the main suppliers to meet this appetite, according to Chinese customs data released on Friday January 8.

PRICING NOTICE: Holiday pricing schedule for 2021-2022

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