US Steel Prices Rebound in August

US flat product steelmakers are bucking the seasonal price trend, by pressing for a rise in local values, despite the summer lull in activity. Domestic suppliers, in an attempt to stave off the threat of further losses, introduced a series of list price hikes, during the July/August period. Local mills had little option but to…

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IRON ORE DAILY: Prices down amid uncertainty of restriction plans in Tangshan, upcoming tariffs

Physical iron ore prices retreat slightly on Thursday August 29 while market participants await confirmation of production restrictions in China. Fastmarkets iron ore indices 62% Fe fines, cfr Qingdao: $81.47 per tonne, down $0.98 per tonne. 62% Fe Pilbara Blend Fines, cfr Qingdao: $81.85 per tonne, down $0.98 per tonne. 62% Fe low-alumina fines, cfr…

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Russia: PMH net profit up in H1 2019

In January-June the Industrial and Metallurgical Holding received 46.4 billion rubles of consolidated revenue, up by 8% YoY. Gross profit decreased by 11% mostly due to the growth of expenses on raw materials. Operational profit decreased by 39%. Net profit amounted to 4.5 billion rubles, up by 116% YoY. EBITDA LTM stood at 17.3 billion…

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