Raw Steels MMI: As steel prices fall, steelmakers look to scrap

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 12.7% month over month to 121, as scrap prices made gains this past month. U.S. steel prices continue to retreat from their 2021 peaks. At the start of the year, hot rolled coil prices sat almost 18% be…

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 12.7% month over month to 121, as scrap prices made gains this past month. U.S. steel prices continue to retreat from their 2021 peaks. At the start of the year, hot rolled coil prices sat almost 18% below the October high. US steelmakers invest in scrap...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel prices continue to cool

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel prices have continued to decline; OPEC will continue its output increase schedule in February 2022; and, lastly, Alcoa at the end of last year announced plans to curtail production at its San Ciprián aluminum smelter in Spain. Does your company have a steel buying strategy based on current…

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This morning in metals news: U.S. steel prices have continued to decline; OPEC will continue its output increase schedule in February 2022; and, lastly, Alcoa at the end of last year announced plans to curtail production at its San Ciprián aluminum smelter in Spain. Does your company have a steel buying strategy based on current...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel prices cool to close 2021

This morning in metals news: steel prices continue to cool heading toward the year’s end, MetalMiner Insights data indicate; meanwhile, global crude steel production continued to decline in November; and, finally, the U.S. exported more petroleum and crude oil products than it imported in the first half of 2021. Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders….

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This morning in metals news: steel prices continue to cool heading toward the year’s end, MetalMiner Insights data indicate; meanwhile, global crude steel production continued to decline in November; and, finally, the U.S. exported more petroleum and crude oil products than it imported in the first half of 2021. Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders....

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Thyssenkrupp continues to explore steel unit sale

Thyssenkrupp’s prospective plans to separate Thyssenkrupp Steel (TKS) into a standalone company indicate a plan to sell it, industry watchers said, though they questioned what kind of price the German conglomerate would ultimately receive. “Everybody knows that it has been an exceptional year,” one trader said about steel prices and demand. Are you under pressure…

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Thyssenkrupp’s prospective plans to separate Thyssenkrupp Steel (TKS) into a standalone company indicate a plan to sell it, industry watchers said, though they questioned what kind of price the German conglomerate would ultimately receive. “Everybody knows that it has been an exceptional year,” one trader said about steel prices and demand. Are you under pressure...

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This Morning in Metals: US steel capacity utilization up to 82.4%, steel prices cool

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization ticked up to 82.4% last week, as steel prices continue to cool; meanwhile, Nucor Corporation announced it is expanding its production footprint by acquiring majority ownership of California S…

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization ticked up to 82.4% last week, as steel prices continue to cool; meanwhile, Nucor Corporation announced it is expanding its production footprint by acquiring majority ownership of California Steel Industries; and, lastly, U.S. stainless steel imports declined in October. Request a 30-minute demo of the MetalMiner...

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Raw Steels MMI: Steel prices decline; more tariff negotiations

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 7.7% month over month to 108, as steel prices fell in November. The U.S. steel market continues to show weakness. As HRC prices endure week-over week-declines, mill lead times have narrowed to historically average ranges. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now….

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The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 7.7% month over month to 108, as steel prices fell in November. The U.S. steel market continues to show weakness. As HRC prices endure week-over week-declines, mill lead times have narrowed to historically average ranges. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly updates now....

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Iron ore prices surging on higher imports

It is always a challenge reading markets, whether you look at fundamentals of supply, demand and macro economic developments or whether you are a chartist looking at price trends to see how they compare to previous models, assessing price movement rela…

It is always a challenge reading markets, whether you look at fundamentals of supply, demand and macro economic developments or whether you are a chartist looking at price trends to see how they compare to previous models, assessing price movement relative to Fibonacci levels and indications from high/low daily pricing data. One issue we repeatedly...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel capacity utilization dips to 81.9%, steel prices down

This morning in metals news: steel capacity utilization fell to 81.9%; lead prices have lost ground this month; and, lastly, Liberty Steel announced the restart of its Georgetown, South Carolina plant. During the last MetalMiner webinar of 2021, the Me…

This morning in metals news: steel capacity utilization fell to 81.9%; lead prices have lost ground this month; and, lastly, Liberty Steel announced the restart of its Georgetown, South Carolina plant. During the last MetalMiner webinar of 2021, the MetalMiner team will take a look ahead and overview price predictions for 2022. To attend, sign...

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Construction MMI: YTD construction spending up 7.5%; Nucor to build new rebar micro mill

The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 6.1% for this month’s reading, as U.S. construction spending rose by 7.5% year over year in the first 10 months of the year. MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the calendar year tomorrow — Wednesday, Dec. 8 — during which the MetalMiner team will overview price predictions…

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The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 6.1% for this month’s reading, as U.S. construction spending rose by 7.5% year over year in the first 10 months of the year. MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the calendar year tomorrow — Wednesday, Dec. 8 — during which the MetalMiner team will overview price predictions...

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Automotive MMI: Automotive sales remain constrained by limited supply

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 0.7% for this month’s reading. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch.  US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported November U.S. sales increased by 5.9% year over year to 158,793 vehicles. Total truck sales increased by 4.6%. Meanwhile, SUV sales…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped by 0.7% for this month’s reading. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch.  US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported November U.S. sales increased by 5.9% year over year to 158,793 vehicles. Total truck sales increased by 4.6%. Meanwhile, SUV sales...

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