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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 fall 16% in December

January 10, 2018

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports dropped 16% from 802,000 short tons in November to 677,000 tons in December. 2017 flat products imports for the full calendar year were 4% lower than in 2016. However, comparing 2017 imports to 2016 imports by product category, cut plate imports fell 35% and hot […]

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Chinese Crude Steel Production 66.2M tonnes in November

January 4, 2018

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 66.2 million metric tonnes in November, 2.2% higher than in November 2016. Chinese crude output over the first eleven months of 2017 was 5.3% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in November were 4.2 million tonnes, 39.9% lower […]

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November world crude steel production 136.3M tonnes

December 22, 2017

Worldsteel published November’s world crude steel production on December 20th. World crude steel output was 136.3 million metric tonnes, 3.7% higher than in November 2016. World production for the first eleven months of 2017 was 5.2% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 49% of world output in November with production […]

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US long steel products imports drop 28% in November

December 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports fell 28% from 322,000 short tons in October to 233,000 tons in November. The month-on-month decline was due to lower wire rod, rebar, and parallel flange sections imports. Wire rod imports fell from countries including Egypt and Vietnam, while rebar imports fell significantly from Turkey […]

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US flat steel products imports fall 11% in November

December 6, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports dropped 11% from 897,000 short tons in October to 799,000 tons in November. Flat products imports for the first eleven months of 2017 were 3% lower than in the first eleven months of 2016. However, comparing January to November 2017 to the same period in […]

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Chinese crude steel production 72.4M tonnes in October

November 24, 2017

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 72.4 million metric tonnes in October, 6.1% higher than in October 2016. Chinese crude output over the first ten months of 2017 was 5.6% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (export minus imports) in October were 4.0 million tonnes, 39.1% lower […]

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