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April 2014 | Galvanized Steel and Tinplate Market Tracker

Stability continues to reign in Europe: Latest analysis

Just as was the case from September of last year when the price gap between US prices and those elsewhere started to open up, we expect that the US market will see imports of coated steels rise back toward multi-year highs.

After significant price falls in January and February of this year in the USA, there was expectation within the global coated steels markets that the gap between US prices and those elsewhere would continue narrowing. Any further narrowing will now have to wait, however, as US prices on a range of coated steel products have moved upwards again in recent weeks. Much of...


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