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Editor's Picks

CIS slab market looks up for the first time in 15 months

The Black Sea export market price for CIS slab has increased by $10-15 per tonne over the past week on higher offers, sources told Steel First on Monday February 8.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: MBR advises caution as US flat steel prices rise

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines recent price increases and their robustness for flat steel products in the USA.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: No quick turnround in OCTG demand, prices

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) reviews the outlook in the global market for oil country tubular goods (OCTG).

ANALYSIS: Russian mills focused on semi-finished output in tough 2015

Russian steelmakers increased their output of semi-finished steel products last year because of weak demand for finished steel at home, amid an economic slowdown and tough competition worldwide.

Features & Columns

ANALYSIS: EU exporters guarded on impact of Algeria rebar quota

Southern European rebar exporters have been forced to play a waiting game in the key Algerian market since the introduction of a new import quota. And more waiting and more uncertainty remain.

ANALYSIS: Russian mills focused on semi-finished output in tough 2015

Russian steelmakers increased their output of semi-finished steel products last year because of weak demand for finished steel at home, amid an economic slowdown and tough competition worldwide.

ANALYSIS: Pessimism reigns after Ilva’s turbulent start to 2016

It is now only four weeks into the new year yet troubled Italian steelmaker Ilva has already been in the headlines several times.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: MBR advises caution as US flat steel prices rise

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines recent price increases and their robustness for flat steel products in the USA.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: No quick turnround in OCTG demand, prices

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) reviews the outlook in the global market for oil country tubular goods (OCTG).


Interviews

INTERVIEW: China dumps steel, Turkey does not, Çikrikçioglu says

Low-priced Chinese imports are one of the most critical problems facing the Turkish and global steel industry, according to the deputy chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Assn.

INTERVIEW: Marcegaglia targets fast, more balanced growth of core

As Italian pipemaker Marcegaglia completes its reorganisation, the company’s focus is on reinforcing its position in the core business, its chairman and ceo told Steel First.