April 2018

EU reopens trade case investigating cast iron tubes, pipes from India

The European Commission (EC) has decided to reopen its anti-dumping investigation into imports of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron originating from India.

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Falling scrap prices, US quotas offered to Brazilian steel, Vale's Q1 results, pre-holiday mood in Chinese market

Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories that have affected the steel market over the past week.

Turkey starts investigation into steel imports

The Turkish ministry of economy has started an investigation into the impact of steel imports on the country's domestic steelmaking industry, it said on Friday, April 27.

Brazil rejects request for anti-dumping probe into Chinese, South Korean tube imports

The Brazilian government has rejected a request filed by local steel tube producer Confab Industrial to open an anti-dumping investigation into imports of carbon steel tubes from China and South Korea.

EU 'might start anti-dumping probe into hollow sections from Macedonia'

European authorities are thought to be considering whether to start an anti-dumping case into imports of steel hollow sections originating from Macedonia, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday April 25.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Northern Europe prices edge down on low activity

Prices for domestic hollow steel sections edged downward slightly in Northern Europe this week due to low levels of activity but Southern European prices remained stable, market sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday April 25.

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Iron ore prices above $65 per tonne, WTO consultations on Section 232, miners' Q1 output results...

Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories that have affected the steel market over the past week.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Market uncertain as mills push for price increases

Prices for domestic hollow sections remain unchanged in Northern and Southern Europe over the week although mills were pushing for price increases, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday April 18.

Fears of global trade war subsiding, Worldsteel says

Fears that a global trade war would swiftly follow the imposition of Section 232 tariffs by the United States have been overplayed, World Steel Association (Worldsteel) director-general Edwin Basson has said, launching its latest short-range forecast.

STEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Chinese steel prices recover on Friday, iron ore prices below $65 per tonne, Section 232 exemption requests...

Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories that have affected the steel market over the past week.