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December 2014 | Galvanized Steel and Tinplate Market Tracker

Prices end 2014 on a low: Latest analysis

It appears as though 2014 has been the year in which coated steel products have become once more the higher-margin niche products of old.

With oil prices and iron ore prices set to end 2014 some 40-50% lower than when the year began, the relative stability of coated steel prices during 2014 deserves discussion. Depending on the region and product, coated steel prices are generally set to end the year ‘just’ 5-10% lower than when it began. Prices in the USA have performed the best, as we...


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