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- 31.01.2020Annual global crude stainless steel production for 2019 is estimated to have totalled an all-time high figure of 52.9 million tonnes. This represents a year-on-year increase of 4.3 percent. MEPS forecasts a further rise in worldwide outturn of
- 23.01.2020The steel market, in the early part of January 2020, was slow, as companies returned from the extended Christmas/New Year celebrations.
- 23.01.2020In the Netherlands, prices for strip mill products began to rise, in January, as in most other Western European countries. Raw material costs are climbing, and the steel market sentiment has been improved by expectations of an upturn in the automotive sec
- 23.12.2019World stainless steel markets are in a state of transformation, due to shifts in the established patterns of supply and demand.
- 19.12.2019North American flat product selling figures were on a downward trend, for the majority of 2019.
- 18.12.2019Western and northern European producers idled several blast furnaces in recent months, thereby reducing supply in the regional market.
- 16.12.2019European strip mill product prices stabilised, in early December. In Italy, basis values moved up a little. Despite a background of slow economic growth, global trade conflicts and political difficulties, a small recovery in market sentiment was noted.
- 27.11.2019The prognosis for the Brazilian steel market is unchanged. The trading environment in the Brazilian steel market remains challenging.
- 31.10.2019The business environment is challenging, in Brazil. Domestic steelmakers attempted to push through a price increase for October’s production campaign.
- 31.10.2019MEPS forecasts that world crude stainless steel output will reach an all-time high of 52.1 million tonnes, in 2019.
- 29.10.2019North American and European steelmakers are struggling to halt the negative trend in flat product prices, which has developed in recent months.