September 2020

ArcelorMittal France relights blast furnace at Fos-sur-Mer after six months of downtime

ArcelorMittal resumed operations at blast furnace (BF) No1 at its Fos-sur-Mer plant in France last week, the company told Fastmarkets on Monday September 28.

Export pig iron market in Brazil silent on reduced interest from China

The Brazil export pig iron market was subdued in the week to Friday September 25 on reduced demand in China.

US PIG IRON: Market slides after briefly overtaking China prices

Early during the week to Friday September 25, pig iron import deal prices in the United States overtook the market level in China, which had been driving the global market since March, but eased later in the assessment period.

ArcelorMittal relights Bremen blast furnace after six months of downtime

ArcelorMittal has resumed operations at blast furnace No3 at its plant in Bremen, Germany, after six month of downtime, the company told Fastmarkets this week.

CIS PIG IRON: Price trend reverses amid weakening Chinese steel market

Sentiment in the Commonwealth of Independent States' (CIS) pig iron export market turned negative amid falling prices in the Chinese raw materials and finished steel product markets in the week to Thursday September 24.

RESEARCH: Iron ore, coking coal prices to continue to diverge

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NLMK resumes iron ore concentrate output after two-week downtime

Novolipietsk Steel (NLMK), the largest steel producer in Russia, has resumed iron ore concentrate output at its Stoilensky mining and processing plant after two weeks of downtime due to an accident, the company said.

CIS PIG IRON:Fresh bookings support further price hikes

Pig iron export prices from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) continued trending upward in the week to Thursday September 17, with a number of fresh contracts heard signed at higher levels.

RESEARCH: Iron ore price spike ends; coking coal price recovery begins

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US PIG IRON: Market level grows on higher global prices

Prices for import pig iron in the United States rose during the week to Friday September 11 due to higher global prices driven by Chinese demand.