Raw Steels MMI: Steel price increases boost the index

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength this month with a three-point increase, rising to 69 from 66 last month. U.S. steel prices rebounded in November when recent mill prices increases took effect. Once again, plate price incre…

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) showed some strength this month with a three-point increase, rising to 69 from 66 last month. U.S. steel prices rebounded in November when recent mill prices increases took effect. Once again, plate price increases have lagged behind the other forms, (similar to July, when plate prices failed to...

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India’s domestic steel demand fell in October for the first time in 7 months

India may have become a net exporter of steel this year, but domestic demand may remain a problem area. The US-based Moody’s Investors Service has said in a recent report, titled “Asia: Steel – 2020 outlook,” that India’s steel growth will slow down in the coming days because of weak automotive and manufacturing demand. Looking…

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India may have become a net exporter of steel this year, but domestic demand may remain a problem area. The US-based Moody’s Investors Service has said in a recent report, titled “Asia: Steel – 2020 outlook,” that India’s steel growth will slow down in the coming days because of weak automotive and manufacturing demand. Looking...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel prices gain momentum

This morning in metals news, U.S. steel prices have gained some upward momentum over the last month, the U.S. and Mexico are reportedly drawing closer to an agreement over revisions to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and U.S. steel i…

This morning in metals news, U.S. steel prices have gained some upward momentum over the last month, the U.S. and Mexico are reportedly drawing closer to an agreement over revisions to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and U.S. steel import permit applications declined in November. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one...

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A new trade war opens up with Brazil, Argentina over steel, aluminum

President Donald Trump said last week that he would impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, accusing them of manipulating their currencies and hurting American farmers. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook “Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all steel &…

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President Donald Trump said last week that he would impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, accusing them of manipulating their currencies and hurting American farmers. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook “Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all steel &...

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Cliffs-AK Steel merger not likely to leapfrog EAF’s

Cliff’s acquisition of AK Steel suggests it can leapfrog EAF steel producers like Nucor and SDI with a better raw material cost structure, cost synergies and new pig iron production.

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Cliff's acquisition of AK Steel suggests it can leapfrog EAF steel producers like Nucor and SDI with a better raw material cost structure, cost synergies and new pig iron production.

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Flash Analysis: Trump’s reinstatement of tariffs on steel, aluminum from Brazil and Argentina — and what it means

U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he will immediately restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, according to Reuters. On Monday, Trump also urged the Federal Reserve to prevent countries from taking advantage of a strong dollar by devaluing their currencies, reports Reuters. Both countries’ imports would get hit…

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U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he will immediately restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, according to Reuters. On Monday, Trump also urged the Federal Reserve to prevent countries from taking advantage of a strong dollar by devaluing their currencies, reports Reuters. Both countries’ imports would get hit...

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Global steel production drops 2.8%, China’s falls 0.6%

Global crude steel production took a fall in October, including in No. 1 steel producer China. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook According to statistics compiled by the World Steel Association — using data from 64 data-reporting countries — global steel production fell 2.8% in October on a…

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Global crude steel production took a fall in October, including in No. 1 steel producer China. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook According to statistics compiled by the World Steel Association — using data from 64 data-reporting countries — global steel production fell 2.8% in October on a...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. steel imports down 16%

This morning in metals news, U.S. steel imports were down 16% through the first 10 months of the year, steel companies are raising their prices and protests continue in the world’s top copper-producing country. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Steel…

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This morning in metals news, U.S. steel imports were down 16% through the first 10 months of the year, steel companies are raising their prices and protests continue in the world’s top copper-producing country. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Steel...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel imports rise; U.S.-China trade talks continue

This morning in metals news, the U.S. Census Bureau reported October steel imports increased from the previous month, U.S.-China trade talks continue and industrial production declined in October. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Steel imports rise According to the U.S….

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This morning in metals news, the U.S. Census Bureau reported October steel imports increased from the previous month, U.S.-China trade talks continue and industrial production declined in October. Keep up to date on everything going on in the world of trade and tariffs via MetalMiner’s Trade Resource Center. Steel imports rise According to the U.S....

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U.S. steel capacity utilization rate reaches 80.4% before Thanksgiving

The U.S. steel sector’s steel capacity utilization reached 80.4% for the week ending Nov. 23, as steel prices have recently showed some signs of bouncing back as we inch closer toward 2020. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Adjusted year-to-date steel production reached 87.20 million net tons at…

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The U.S. steel sector’s steel capacity utilization reached 80.4% for the week ending Nov. 23, as steel prices have recently showed some signs of bouncing back as we inch closer toward 2020. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Adjusted year-to-date steel production reached 87.20 million net tons at...

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