December 2015

CIS pig iron market inches down as DMZ’s tender continues

The Black Sea export market for CIS-origin pig iron has weakened over the past seven days with DMZ’s tender still being negotiated, sources told Steel First on Thursday December 10.

China's domestic stainless market stays flat amid firm nickel prices

China's domestic stainless steel market was unchanged over the past week amid relative stability in nickel prices.

Kardemir opens sales book with prices down by $12-35 per tonne

Turkish long steel producer Kardemir opened its sales book for bar products, sections, angles, pig iron, billet and bloom with lower prices on Wednesday December 9.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal markets news on Wednesday December 9

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the day in North America on Wednesday December 9.

China announces lower export duties for billet, pig iron

China will lower its export duties for billet and pig iron from January 1 onwards.

Brazil's pig iron exports rise 19% in November

Brazil’s volume of pig iron exports rose by 18.8% year-on-year in November.

ArcelorMittal starts layoffs at Trindad & Tobago's Point Lisas works

ArcelorMittal has introduced a temporary layoff programme at its Point Lisas steel works in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago.

Brazilian pig iron export prices down $10 per tonne

Brazilian pig iron export prices fell by $10 per tonne this week on new trades in the USA.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metals markets news so far on December 4

A round-up of the latest metals markets news to start the North American morning on Friday December 4.

CIS pig iron export market remains weak

Black and Baltic Sea export prices for CIS-origin merchant pig iron have remained on a downtrend, sources told Steel First on Thursday December 3.