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Books & Resources

Worldsteel: “Steel Makes Our World a Better Place”

December 2, 2014

Worldsteel just initiated its campaign promoting the cleanliness and recyclability of steel, as well as its importance in the world economy. We thought you might be interested. The promotional poster is below but have a look at the full video which is also available in Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian and Korean.

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Where to get European scrap price data

January 19, 2009

A Nerds of Steel reader in Australia wrote recently to ask where to find Turkish scrap prices. As we’re always trying to accelerate readers research and reduce their costs, I am following up with information on good sources of European scrap prices. Subscribers to Steel Business Briefing and Metal Bulletin can find European scrap prices […]

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Where to go to dig up the facts about iron ore

September 25, 2008

There has been a lot of news lately about how the largest iron ore producers want to change the traditional yearly contract negotiations with their biggest customers.  If you are trying to follow what’s going on and you need some background on the iron ore market and history, you can get some answers online through […]

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Drybulk freight rates information sources; the cost of shipping iron ore and coal around the world

April 14, 2008

If you want to understand freight rates, you might first want to go to an industry overview provided by Genco Shipping and Trading Limited It includes a very good description of how different drybulk materials are shipped and what the rates you will find actually mean. You can find current iron ore and coal freight […]

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Iron ore statistics and commodity pricing

March 12, 2008

A good source of iron ore statistics are reports published by the UNCTAD secretariat (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in cooperation with the Raw Materials Group, based in Sweden. You can view all the available publications on the Raw Materials Group website, but you can read the full World Investment Report 2007 by […]

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2007 World Steel Production data by Country

March 6, 2008

Below are the IISI iron & steel production statistics found on the Japan Iron and Steel Federation website converted from pdf format to Excel. The spreadsheet also includes iron production. Clicking on ‘Editgrid Spreadsheet’ will show a full size version available for copying or saving. EditGrid Spreadsheet by user/nerdsofsteel.

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