March 2017

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Iron ore prices down, coking coal prices recover, steel trade flows series...

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

Brazilian pig iron export price stable in quiet market

Export prices for Brazilian pig iron were unchanged this week, as market participants were closely following movements in the scrap market.

Prices for CIS-origin pig iron largely stable; Ukraine still absent

CIS export pig iron prices have remained largely stable this week, while the market has seen shorter supplies due to the absence of Ukraine, as well as what traders said were lower offer volumes from Brazil.

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Raw materials prices fall, China prices down on bearish sentiment, trade policy...

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

Brazilian pig iron export prices up on fresh trading, reduced availability

Export prices for Brazilian pig iron increased again this week on fresh trading activity, as well as reduced availability of the steelmaking raw material in the market.

CIS export pig iron prices dip on cheaper scrap costs

Export prices for CIS-origin high-manganese pig iron have fallen over the past week, as Turkish buyers preferred scrap that has fallen in price while Italian consumers had sufficient stocks of pig iron.

World DRI output up 9% in February, Worldsteel says

Global output of direct reduced iron (DRI) increased by 9.38% year-on-year in February 2017, according to the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel).

Brazil's pig iron export prices surge on fresh deals, higher scrap costs

Brazilian pig iron export prices have surged this week on renewed trading activity, as well as higher scrap prices and supply issues in Ukraine, sources have told Metal Bulletin.