December 2016

Russia's metal exports surge 9% in October on higher prices

Russia’s ferrous metal product export volumes rose by 9.13% year-on-year in October, to 3.54 million tonnes, according to information released by the country’s Federal Customs Service on Thursday December 8.

Potential and challenges for steelmaking in Iran

There is a mismatch between Iran’s steelmaking capacity and the country’s steel demand at present, and a number of obstacles must be overcome before its steel industry can reach its true potential.

CIS pig iron prices stable, sentiment mixed

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron exports have remained relatively unchanged this week amid uncertainty in the global coking coal, scrap and iron ore markets, Metal Bulletin learnt on Thursday December 1.