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STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Have Chinese market fundamentals eased?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the demand and supply picture in the Chinese domestic steel market.

ANALYSIS: What is driving China’s billet market?

It has been a choppy two months for China’s billet market in Tangshan, with prices surging to a 20-month high before losing nearly all gains in just two weeks, a trend that has left participants in doubt.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Structural tube prices forced up by substrate costs

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the recent prices rises for structural tubes in Europe and the USA, and how sustainable these rises may be.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US flat steel prices to go too high, fall back in H2

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the recent price gains in the flat steel products market in the USA, the scale of which has taken many observers by surprise.

Features & Columns

FEATURE: Steel derivatives begin to gain traction in global market

Outside China, the steel industry has long resisted the use of derivatives contracts for hedging or speculation. But, as volumes start to pick up, could the global industry follow China’s lead?

ANALYSIS: What is driving China’s billet market?

It has been a choppy two months for China’s billet market in Tangshan, with prices surging to a 20-month high before losing nearly all gains in just two weeks, a trend that has left participants in doubt.

ANALYSIS: China's growing appetite for higher-grade iron ore

Profit-hungry Chinese mills are seeing their appetite for high-grade iron ore grow as they ramp up production to seize margins unseen in years.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Have Chinese market fundamentals eased?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the demand and supply picture in the Chinese domestic steel market.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Structural tube prices forced up by substrate costs

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the recent prices rises for structural tubes in Europe and the USA, and how sustainable these rises may be.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: Evraz ups rail exports, faces local consumption limits

Evraz, Russia’s second-largest steelmaker, is expanding its export rail sales following a large-scale overhaul at its production complex in Siberia.

INTERVIEW: IMIC targets pellet feed sales from ‘attractive’ Cameroon project

As global iron ore pricing remains weak, Cameroon-focused International Mining & Infrastructure Corp (IMIC) is looking to tap into the more lucrative market for direct reduction (DR) iron ore pellet feed.