Falling Raw Material Costs Add to The Negative Trend in Northern European Steel Prices

Northern European suppliers of flat steel products report sluggish activity, since the end of the summer vacation period. Carmaking, in Western Europe, continues to be depressed, while other manufacturing sectors show little sign of picking up. Falling raw material costs add to the negative trend in northern European steel prices. Few third country offers are…

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Iron ore, coking coal prices plunge

•Benchmark iron ore prices tumbled today amid renewed doubts about Chinese economic stimulus, while coking coal prices plunged on oversupply and government imposed import restrictions. •Dalian iron ore futures fell 4.6% at 638 yuan (slightly below $90/mt) and Shanghai rebar – the world's most traded steel contract – lost more than 3%. •The Australian export…

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