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00SSAB and TimkenSteel recently released Q4 and full year 2016 earnings. SSAB finished the year with average EBITDA per ton of $74, up from $56 in 2015. TimkenSteel’s average EBITDA per ton for 2016 was negative $72, down from negative $34 in 2015. A few more of the companies we track have earnings announcements coming […]

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00To keep track of North American steel industry capacity additions, closures, idlings, and restarts we put together a downloadable list with links to announcements and/or news sources. The spreadsheet is organized by product (upstream, carbon long products, carbon flat roll, stainless & silicon, pipe & tube, downstream, and steel-related) and can be viewed on the […]

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00Several companies have now reported Q4 and full year 2016 earnings and the data have been entered in the spreadsheet behind the graph that appears below. Among the companies who have reported, the range of EBITDA per ton for full year 2016 runs from $26 for US Steel to $136 for Steel Dynamics. The 2016 […]

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00Based on reported import licenses, US flat products imports rose 1% from 835,000 short tons in December to 841,000 tons in January. Flat products imports in January 2016 were 997,000 tons and in January 2015 they were 1,499,000 tons. There was little change between December and January because hot rolled and hot dip galvanized imports […]

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00Worldsteel reported crude steel production in China at 67.2 million metric tonnes in December, 3.2% higher than in December 2015. Taking into account Worldsteel revisions, full-year output in 2016 was 1.2% higher than it was in 2015. In addition, China’s net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in December were 6.6 million tonnes, 30% lower […]

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00Worldsteel published December and full-year 2016 global crude steel production on January 25th. World crude steel production was 134.1 million metric tonnes in December, 5.5% higher than in December 2015. Full-year 2016 production was 1,629 million tonnes, 0.8% higher than in 2015. Chinese crude production accounted for 50% of full-year 2016 world output and showed […]

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02Based on reported import licenses, US long products imports rose 6% from 343,000 short tons in November to 362,000 tons in December. Long products imports in December 2015 were 458,000 tons and in December 2014 they were 353,000 tons. Longs imports for the the full 2016 year were basically unchanged from 2015, since the 5% […]

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00Based on reported import licenses, US flat products imports fell 12% from 944,000 short tons in November to 832,000 tons in December. Flat products imports in December 2015 were 882,000 tons and in December 2014 they were 1,333,000 tons. Imports of flat products for the full year of 2016 were 18% lower than in 2015 […]

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