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on €/tonne values)
January 1997 = 100
All figures are updated monthly.
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Note:- Nordic steel
prices are computed as an arithmetic average of the low transaction
values identified in four countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and
Finland), collected in national currencies and converted into Euro's
at a specified date each month to provide a basis for comparisons.
Index is based on January 1997 = 100.
To calculate an index number, divide the selected month’s price by
the starting (base) value. Then multiply by 100.
For example: Index number = ($720 / $500) x 100 = 144. To calculate
the month-on-month percentage change, divide this month’s value by
last month’s value. Then subtract 1 and multiply by 100. For
example: Percentage change = (120 / 110) -1) x 100 = +9%.
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calculated from respondents who we consider provide accurate
intelligence on the relevant steel markets. We make our best
endeavours to be assured that the information is correct and that
our analysis is reliable.
predictions are based on a wide experience of steel consumption
patterns. The econometric models we have constructed take
into account raw material costs, macro-economic factors, past price
trends and the dynamics of the market. However,
steel prices can be influenced by a number of other factors. These
include currency exchange rates, trade regulations including
import safeguard measures, anti-dumping actions and other government
interference in normal trade patterns. More than one third of all
steel produced is sold outside the country of manufacture.
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on pricing in other parts of the world. Consequently, these
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