February 2017

Ukraine’s DMZ suspends pig iron production due to railway blockades

Ukrainian pig iron producer Donetskstal (DMZ) has halted production of pig iron as a result of illegal blockades on the region’s railway lines, a local news agency reported on Tuesday February 29.

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Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news and price moves from the past week in the global steel market.

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron show mixed dynamics on manganese content

CIS export pig iron prices have shown mixed dynamics over the past week.

DMZ pig iron exports 'held up by Ukraine railway blockade'

Exports from Ukrainian pig iron producer Donetskstal (DMZ) have been halted by unofficial railway blockades, market sources have told Metal Bulletin.

World DRI output up 15% in January, Worldsteel says

Global output of direct reduced iron (DRI) increased by 14.56% year-on-year in January 2017, according to the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel).

ISD plate, slab mill in Ukraine idled due to railway blockade

Ukraine’s Industrial Union of Donbass (ISD) has suspended production at its plate and slab mill, as well as its coking coal plant, due to a blockade on the regional railway, the company said on Thursday February 16.

Brazil's pig iron export prices stable amid positive market sentiment

Export prices for Brazilian pig iron were stable this week as market sentiment became increasingly positive.

CIS export pig iron prices static as market watches scrap moves

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron remained stable over the past week, as market participants awaited further moves in Turkish import scrap prices.

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Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news and price moves from the past week in the global steel market.

Brazil's pig iron export prices steady amid fresh trading activity

Brazilian pig iron export prices were unchanged this week despite there being several fresh transactions.