MEPS - WORLD RAW
MATERIALS & SEMI-FINISHED STEEL PURCHASING PRICE INDEX (SPPI)
January 2012 = 100
Based on US$/metric ton
All tables and forecasts are updated monthly.
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Prices in the above
table are for reference only. No data may be reproduced in any
manner whatsoever without written permission from MEPS.
Index is based on January 2012 =
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%.
For more Raw Material and Semi-Finished steel
price data please see
MEPS Ferrous Scrap Review
MEPS Semi-Finished Steel Review
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price and market data is researched by MEPS staff and our local
information in the tables, charts and commentaries have been
calculated from respondents who we consider provide accurate
intelligence on the relevant steel markets. We make our best
endeavors to be assured that the information is correct and that
our analysis is reliable.
Our 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. Accordingly, changes in
market conditions in one country can impact on pricing in other
parts of the world. Consequently, these forecasts should be used
only as a guide to future tendencies. MEPS (INTERNATIONAL) LTD
cannot be made liable for any loss resulting from the use of these
price forecasts however it may arise.
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