July 2020

Steel groups laud US unfair trade amendment passage

Steel industry associations praised the passage of a measure that would ensure adequate funding for trade enforcement activities conducted by the International Trade Administration's Office of Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) to ensure adequate resources to enforce US trade laws.

RESEARCH; Key takeaways from the latest Welded Linepipe, OCTG Market Tracker

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 29

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday July 29 that are worth another look.

US Department of Commerce launches trade case on pipe

The United States Department of Commerce has launched anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations - some alleging triple-digit margins - into seamless standard, line and pressure pipe imports from four nations.

GCC TSAIP releases preliminary results of safeguard case on steel products

The Technical Secretariat of Anti-Dumping (TSAIP) of the Gulf Co-operation Countries (GCC) has announced its preliminary determination in its steel safeguarding case, the World Trade Organization said on July 23.

AT A GLANCE: Tubacex pushed into loss by pandemic

A summary of Tubacex, Spanish manufacturer of seamless stainless steel tube, financial performance in the first half-year of 2020.

US steel import volumes decline month on month, year on year in June

Finished steel import volumes into the United States again dropped both month on month and year on year in June, reflecting a lack of interest in foreign products due to weak steel market fundamentals.

US structural tubing price slips; market questions sheet price increases

The price for hollow structural sections (HSS) in the United States moved lower on Thursday July 23, while market participants expressed doubts about whether a new round of flat-rolled price increases will stick.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Summer break subdues market activity; feedstock costs edge up

Hollow steel sections prices in Northern and Southern Europe were unchanged on Wednesday July 22 with much of the market already away for the summer, sources told Fastmarkets.

EUROPE BEAMS: Prices inch up on improving demand, higher feedstock costs

Steel H-beam prices in Europe moved up on Wednesday July 22, after producers achieved the price increases they had been pushing for over recent weeks, sources have told Fastmarkets.