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Jessica Wagner

My 15 years of steel industry experience includes consulting based in Pittsburgh, working for the former Mannesmann Demag Hüttentechnik in Duisburg, Germany, consulting based in London and now in the Milan area. I concentrate on steel and raw materials research and analysis outside the US.

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US flat steel products imports rise 4% in October

November 8, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports rose 4% from 834,000 short tons in September to 866,000 tons in October. Flat products imports for the first ten months of 2017 were 2% lower than in the first ten months of 2016. However, comparing the first ten months of 2017 to 2016 by […]

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Chinese crude steel production 71.8M tonnes in September

October 26, 2017

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 71.8 million metric tonnes in September, 5.3% higher than in September 2016. Chinese crude output for the first nine months of 2017 was 5.5% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in September were 3.9 million tonnes, 49.2% lower […]

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September world crude steel production 141.4M tonnes

October 24, 2017

Worldsteel published September’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 141.4 million metric tonnes, 5.6% higher than in September 2016. World production for the first nine months of 2017 was 5.3% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 51% of world output in September with production of 71.8 […]

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US long steel products imports fall 3% in September

October 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports fell 3% from 333,000 short tons in August to 324,000 tons in September. Long products imports in the first nine months of 2017 were 6% lower than in the same period last year, driven entirely by lower rebar imports while imports of all other product […]

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Worldsteel raises 2017 steel demand growth forecast on improved China, EU, NAFTA outlook

October 17, 2017

In its latest Short Range Outlook (SRO), published October 16th, Worldsteel revised its world apparent steel use (ASU) growth forecast upward. The revision increased estimated world steel demand growth between 2016 and 2017 from 1.3% in its April 2017 Short Range Outlook to 7.0% in the recent published figures. In addition, it revised the demand […]

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US flat steel imports drop 10% in September

October 11, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports fell 10% from 912,000 short tons in August to 821,000 tons in September. Flat products imports for the first nine months of 2017 were 2% lower than in the first nine months of 2016. However, comparing the first nine months of 2017 to 2016 by […]

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