Base metal stocks Articles

GULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Deals made despite rise in most prices

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Most prices for flat steel imported into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased during the week ended Tuesday June 15, with several deals heard, sources have told Fastmarkets.Demand was moderate in the region for flat steel products but the new deals were expected because most users have low stock levels, the sources added.Saudi ArabiaHot-rolled coil was offered at $1,000 per tonne cf...Read More

GULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices down but demand improves

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Some steel rebar and billet prices in the United Arab Emirates decreased during the week ended Tuesday June 15, although demand was better because of low stock levels, sources have told Fastmarkets.Local rebar producers kept their prices unchanged during the week, but gave some discounts.Domestic rebarThe country's biggest producer, Emirates Steel, was offering rebar at 3,067 dirhams ($835) per to...Read More

Top steelmakers 2021 edition

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Alongside Fastmarkets' annual global ranking of steelmakers by crude steel output in 2020, our correspondents around the world review developments in their regional steel sectors.The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the one in which the Covid-19 pandemic spread globally, impacting every area of life and business. The world's steel industry was no exception, with many of the largest steelmak...Read More

CIS LONG STEEL: Wire rod prices show wide variation by market

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Export wire rod prices from the Commonwealth of Independent States changed in a variety of ways in the week to Monday June 14 with the trading situation being different from market to market.Ukraine still has a significant quota volume available for second-quarterimports into Europe (27.52% or 69,502 tonnes remaining), and one supplier from the country offered material at $860-870 per tonne fob Bl...Read More

Mexican ferrous scrap prices continue to climb, market remains optimistic

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Ferrous scrap prices in Mexico continued to rise across nearly all grades in the week ended Friday June 11, with most consumers struggling to secure volumes.Both the obsolete and prime grades are in heavy demanded, with the market outlook for most steel products positive.Fastmarkets assessed the steel scrap No1 busheling, consumer buying price, delivered mill Monterrey at 11,200 pesos ($566)...Read More

UK STEEL SCRAP MONTHLY: Tight supply extends market rally

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Tight steel scrap supply in the UK, due to reduced car production and demolition projects, in addition to strong demand for feedstock from steelmakers, has pushed up domestic scrap prices in June for the second month in a row, sources said on Tuesday June 15.Scrap supplies in the UK and across Europe have been further tightened by steady export demand into traditional destinations such as Turkey a...Read More

DAILY STEEL SCRAP: Prices continue to fall in latest bookings

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Turkish steel mills have booked two new deep-sea cargoes at prices that continue the recent downward trend, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday June 15.Two US cargoes were heard on Tuesday, and were heard to be of similar composition.A mill in the Marmara region bought the two US cargoes, consisting of unknown tonnages of HMS 1&2 (80:20) at $500 and $501 per tonne, plus shredded and bonus material...Read More

GULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices down but demand improves

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Some steel rebar and billet prices in the United Arab Emirates decreased during the week ended Tuesday June 15, although demand was better because of low stock levels, sources have told Fastmarkets.Local rebar producers kept their prices unchanged during the week, but gave some discounts.Domestic rebarThe country's biggest producer, Emirates Steel, was offering rebar at 3,067 dirhams ($835) per to...Read More

Top steelmakers 2021 edition

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Alongside Fastmarkets' annual global ranking of steelmakers by crude steel output in 2020, our correspondents around the world review developments in their regional steel sectors.The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the one in which the Covid-19 pandemic spread globally, impacting every area of life and business. The world's steel industry was no exception, with many of the largest steelmak...Read More

Top steelmakers 2021 edition

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Alongside Fastmarkets' annual global ranking of steelmakers by crude steel output in 2020, our correspondents around the world review developments in their regional steel sectors.The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the one in which the Covid-19 pandemic spread globally, impacting every area of life and business. The world's steel industry was no exception, with many of the largest steelmak...Read More

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 15

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Here are five Fastmarkets stories on Tuesday June 15 that are worth another look.With responsibilities across Tata Steel's diverse international portfolio of steelmaking assets, chief executive officer and managing director T V Narendran has a wide-ranging view of, and experience in, the global steel industry. He told Kunal...Read More

INTERVIEW: 'We will be seeking a good balance between capital- and knowledge-intensive materials' - Tata Steel CEO

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

With responsibilities across Tata Steel's diverse international portfolio of steelmaking assets, chief executive officer and managing director T V Narendran has a wide-ranging view of, and experience in, the global steel industry. He told Kunal Bose about the company's strategy to thrive in a changing world for major steel producers.Tata Steel is a lot more than just one of India's leading steelma...Read More

Top steelmakers 2021 edition

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Alongside Fastmarkets' annual global ranking of steelmakers by crude steel output in 2020, our correspondents around the world review developments in their regional steel sectors.The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the one in which the Covid-19 pandemic spread globally, impacting every area of life and business. The world's steel industry was no exception, with many of the largest steelmak...Read More

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 15

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Here are five Fastmarkets stories on Tuesday June 15 that are worth another look.With responsibilities across Tata Steel's diverse international portfolio of steelmaking assets, chief executive officer and managing director T V Narendran has a wide-ranging view of, and experience in, the global steel industry. He told Kunal...Read More

GLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Premiums mixed; Rotterdam up again

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Aluminium premiums moved in different directions on Tuesday June 15, with Rotterdam premiums resuming their uptrend, the Japanese premium ticking downward from its multi-year high, and premiums in the US and Brazil steady.Rotterdam duty-unpaid ticks up againMJP premium declines on cheaper dealsUS Midwest premium steady for two weeksBrazil premium flat on thin liquidity.European premiums strong des...Read More

Mexican ferrous scrap prices continue to climb, market remains optimistic

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Ferrous scrap prices in Mexico continued to rise across nearly all grades in the week ended Friday June 11, with most consumers struggling to secure volumes.Both the obsolete and prime grades are in heavy demanded, with the market outlook for most steel products positive.Fastmarkets assessed the steel scrap No1 busheling, consumer buying price, delivered mill Monterrey at 11,200 pesos ($566)...Read More

EUROPE HRC: Prices stable but buyers hold back

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Market participants in Europe expect domestic prices for hot-rolled coil in the region to remain fairly stable in the short term due to an ongoing shortage of material, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday June 15.Trading activity has been slow in June, with buyers preferring to hold back from making new deals and accepting current mill prices if they need to restock specific material or if they ha...Read More

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 15

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Here are five Fastmarkets stories on Tuesday June 15 that are worth another look.With responsibilities across Tata Steel's diverse international portfolio of steelmaking assets, chief executive officer and managing director T V Narendran has a wide-ranging view of, and experience in, the global steel industry. He told Kunal...Read More

HOTTER ON METALS: The knife twist return of the ring

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

London Metal Exchange ring dealing members have a decision to make - whether to remain one or not.The LME has just announced it will reopen the open outcry trading floor, which was temporarily closed due to Covid-19, on September 6.Its plan, however, comes with a twist; some ring dealers say, a knife.The official prices - which the global trade and industry use as the global reference for physical...Read More

ENERGY TRANSITION: The complex path to net zero

June 16, 2021 / Staff reporter

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk once described the ongoing use of fossil fuels and their generation of a vast carbon footprint as "the dumbest experiment in human history."Not everyone will agree with his assessment of the petroleum, gas and coal sectors, which have powered the world's growth for decades. Nonetheless, the twin goals of supply chain security and sustainability are now driving a t...Read More