December 2011

Venezuelan HBI export prices expected to rise in January

Export prices for hot briquetted iron (HBI) from Venezuela are expected to increase in January following a steep fall over the past three months, market participants said.

Venezuelan HBI export prices expected to rise in January

Export prices for hot briquetted iron (HBI) from Venezuela are expected to increase in January following a steep fall over the past three months, market participants said.

CIS-origin pig iron export prices hold steady on thin trade

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron exports remained unchanged from levels seen last week on the back of thin trade ahead of the holidays, sources told Metal Bulletin.

CIS-origin pig iron export prices hold steady on thin trade

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron exports remained unchanged from levels seen last week on the back of thin trade ahead of the holidays, sources told Metal Bulletin.

Vetorial stays in pig iron despite ambitious iron ore venture

Brazil’s Vetorial Participações will keep its merchant pig iron business despite moving into a 7.6 billion Reais ($4 billion), 20 million-tpy iron ore joint venture called Vetria Mineração.

Vetorial stays in pig iron despite ambitious iron ore venture

Brazil’s Vetorial Participações will keep its merchant pig iron business despite moving into a 7.6 billion Reais ($4 billion), 20 million-tpy iron ore joint venture called Vetria Mineração.

Spanish ferrous scrap prices rise on speculation over January increases

Prices for ferrous scrap imported into Spain increased this week on the back of international competition for scrap from Asia and Turkey, market participants told Metal Bulletin.

US steel port activity levels off in October

US steel imports continued to fall in October as exports remained mostly steady, although there were signs of volatility at some ports, according to US Census Bureau USA Trade Online data.

Baosteel Stainless keeps January nickel pig iron prices flat

Baosteel Stainless has kept its bid price for high-grade nickel pig iron unchanged in January, due to an expected fall in nickel ore and refined nickel prices, according to sources.

Brazilian pig iron export prices up on renewed interest from USA

Brazilian pig iron export prices have increased this week on the back of renewed interest from the North American steel market, sources told Metal Bulletin.