December 2017

Trade log December 2017: Ferro-tungsten and APT

The latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China. Blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals are taken into consideration.

Trade Log December 2017: Ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide

The latest ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe.

Turkish flat steel imports up by 25% in November

Turkey’s imports of flat steel increased by 25.09% year on year in November 2017, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

DAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills to book more scrap for February

The Turkish deep-sea scrap market remained quiet at the end of the week due to the New Year holiday period.

South Korean HRC offers to India rises by $10 per tonne

Offers for South Korea-origin commercial-grade hot-rolled coil to India have risen by about $10 per tonne to $615-620 per tonne cfr Mumbai for shipments in February-March.

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index flat at $72 per tonne cfr

Iron ore prices remained stable around $72 per tonne cfr China on Friday December 29 amid lackluster trading on the last working day of the year.

Japan’s steel exports down 2% in November

Japan’s iron and steel export volumes fell 2.1% year on year in November to 3.19 million tonnes.

Taiwanese scrap import prices stable amid year-end lull

Taiwan’s import prices for containerized heavy melting scrap (HMS) held steady this week amid the year-end holiday lull.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 29, 2017

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

CHINA HRC: Domestic market steady amid limited year-end trading

China’s hot-rolled coil prices regained some stability ahead of the New Year weekend on Friday December 29 amid sparse trading activity.