March 2020

Brazilian pig iron export prices soften on weak real, low home demand

Export prices for pig iron from Brazil softened during the week ended Friday March 20 because of the weakness of the country’s Real and lower demand in the domestic market.

CIS PIG IRON: Market down on buyers' pessimism

The market for pig iron exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States softened further during the week ended Thursday March 20 because of buyers’ pessimistic mood.

Export pig iron prices from south of Brazil stable on new sales

Export prices for pig iron from the south of Brazil were stable in new sales heard during the week that ended on Friday March 13.

US PIG IRON: Market down on economic uncertainty [CORRECTED]

The pig iron market in the United States has weakened during the week to Friday March 13, under pressure from the general economic uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), sources told Fastmarkets.

CIS PIG IRON: Price rolls back in bearish market

The pig iron export price from the Commonwealth of Independent States has rolled back under pressure from the bearish mood caused by the global spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Brazilian export pig iron price up with suppliers fully booked

The export pig iron market in Brazil moved higher during the week to Friday March 6 on tight availability because suppliers are fully booked for April.

US PIG IRON: Market up on high-price purchase from Russia

The pig iron market in the United States has gone up further than was expected in the past seven days, driven by a booking from Russia, sources told Fastmarkets during the week ended Friday March 6.

CIS PIG IRON: New sale to US drives prices higher

The export price for pig iron from the Commonwealth of Independent States rose again in the week to Thursday March 5, on new sales.

Ukraine’s Metinvest to increase HRC output in Q2

Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest will increase its hot-rolled coil output once it finishes testing a new rolling line at its Ilyich Iron & Steel Works at Mariupol, chief executive officer Yuriy Ryzhenkov told Fastmarkets this week.