China's construction sector consumed two-thirds of China's incremental steel production over January-July, with the stronger-than-expected property market remaining the biggest steel demand driver, according to the China Iron & Steel Association. China's net steel exports decreased by almost 200,000 mt year on year over January-July, while its crude steel production increased by 48 million mt…Details
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Grade A copper cathode premiums in China will be well-supported throughout September and October, primarily due to improving downstream demand and declining domestic stocks, Fastmarkets heard on the sidelines of a copper conference held in the Chinese city of Qiqihar on Thursday September 5. The cif Shanghai and in-warehouse Shanghai copper premiums both rose to…Details
The World Steel Association opened registration for the 14th edition of steelChallenge. steelChallenge is the biggest steel industry competition where students and industry employees can test their skills using the sophisticated online process simulations delivered by steeluniversity. steelChallenge-14 will be take place over two rounds. The Regional Championship will take place online on 27 November…Details
LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/09: LME copper price at top of gains in high-volume trading; nickel falls 3.5%
The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Thursday September 5, breaching the $5,800 per tonne resistance level and closing at its highest level since August 1. This came amid a 12-week high in daily volumes traded, with nickel futures being the only metal to close…Details
ET reported that Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd has begun to feel the general slowdown in the economy at large though the company has not cut down its production or sent some of its over 17,000 fulltime workers on furlough. An Official said that “Some of the specialty steel we are producing is used by re-rolling…Details
The export market for pig iron from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has gone down because of lower demand, more supply and a weak scrap market, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday September 5. Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for high-manganese pig iron, export, fob main port Black Sea, CIS, was $315-325 per tonne on Thursday,…Details
Chinese iron ore futures rose more than 4% on Tuesday, extending gains into a fourth session, as steel mills restocked raw materials even though top steelmaking cities carried out anti-pollution curbs. The most-traded iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange for January 2020 delivery rose as much as 4.2% to 644 yuan ($90.80)…Details
Aluminium prices on the London Metal Exchange remain at historically low levels despite low stock levels, high premiums and sustained elevated raw materials costs. The LME aluminium three-month price has failed to trade over $2,000 per tonne since 2018 and closed at just $1,775 per tonne on Wednesday September 4. Yesterday’s close price was 9%…Details
Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that Thyssenkrupp has started a structured process to look for potential buyers of all or parts of its elevator unit, its most profitable division. Source of informationDetails
MEXICO CITY – Mexico's government said on Wednesday that new duties imposed on some Mexican structural steel by the U.S. Commerce Department are part of a normal investigation when an industry feels it is being affected by imports that use unfair practices, such as dumping or subsidies. "The investigation in question is ongoing and the…Details
The three-month tin price on the London Metal Exchange has rebounded by more than 4% during morning trading on Thursday September 5, prompted by the announcement of planned refined tin smelter production cuts by a basket of 14 smelters in China. Tin’s outright price reached an intraday high of $17,740 per tonne this morning, its…Details
India Ratings and Research has revised its outlook on the steel sector to stable-to-negative from stable for the remainder of FY20 given sluggish steel demand growth expectations owing to mix of structural and cyclical concerns in end-user sectors, primarily auto and real estate construction. Hence, Ind-Ra has revised downwards its FY20 steel demand growth expectations…Details
German steel giant Thyssenkrupp AG will have to leave Germany's benchmark DAX index on September 23, the Deutsche Boerse announced on Wednesday evening. Thyssenkrupp will be replaced by German aircraft engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines AG, the Deutsche Boerse said. After its exit from the DAX, Thyssenkrupp will be included in the MDAX index, the…Details