Research

Forecasts and market analysis based on price assessments from Fastmarkets MB and Fastmarkets AMM

Change font size:   

February 2020 | Steel Raw Materials


Pressure mounts from weaker finished steel markets: Latest Analysis


Steel-to-hot-metal spreads shrank sharply last week, adding pressure on raw material markets.

Pressure mounts from weaker finished steel markets A 3% rise in per-day output in January for China's iron and steel production is relatively unusual coming on the back of unsurprisingly stable finished (saleable) steel production. At the same time, we estimate that mills' inventories of finished steel increased significantly month-on-month in the period. Combined with the large rise of stocks at service centres, this...

ACCESS RESTRICTED

You must be a paid subscriber to view the full content.
Content over 60 days old can only be accessed by subscribers.
Call +44(0)20 7779 8000 with your credit card details or subscribe online.


SUBSCRIBE


Receive unlimited access to all current and archive content going back to 2008 including downloadable pricing data and forecasts. Plus download the latest issue as soon as it’s published.

Subscribe


Already subscribed?