Year: 2020

Stainless steel markets in ‘wait and see’ mode as September approaches

Stainless steel markets are cautiously optimistic regarding demand in the remainder of 2020. A steady, month-on-month, increase in activity has been witnessed, following the easing of lockdown restrictions, in many…

Long product prices start to edge upwards in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, variety in pricing for long products is identified, especially for medium sections and beams. Several mills report that their order books are full, but delivery lead times…

Flat steel producers raise Nordic prices as increased raw material costs bite

In late July, major European flat product mills announced significant price rises, in an attempt to recover increased raw material input costs. Steel supply is tightening. Producers claim that order…

Southern European rebar leads the way thanks to healthy construction demand

Rebar transaction values increased by approximately €10 per tonne in southern Europe in August, with the UK experiencing a similar move, as prices rose moderately. Selling figures are expected to…

European HRC price increases supported by raw material costs and uncompetitive imports

Western European hot rolled coil prices increased in August, supported by high raw material costs and uncompetitive import offers. Trading activity is slow, as is traditional during the summer holiday…

Nordic market opinion divided over revised steel safeguarding measures

Amended safeguarding measures for the EU steel industry will be applied from July 1, 2020. These include new, country-specific quotas for hot rolled coil imports, and quarterly management of quota tonnages…

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