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James Moss

After 20-some years consulting I'm still fascinated by the problems of strategy development in this basic industry, especially now that it stands at the center of an industrial revolution like no other. You can read more about me here.

Posts by James Moss

Eurofer Q4 steel demand outlook 2017-2018

October 25, 2017

The Eurofer Q4 Economic & Steel demand outlook 2017-18. Click on the image below to go to the full report.        

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Here’s what’s happened to globalization – and why

September 13, 2017

A smart 4:28 video from Marcel Timmer at the University of Groningen about how globalization has been interrupted by a global trade growth slowdown and the reasons behind it.

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Pakistan scrap imports increase

August 11, 2017

One of the steel industries affected by Chinese activity in scrap – now and in future – is that of Pakistan. At the moment it’s a benefit as scrap imports have recently supported production growth. But it’s anyone’s guess as to how this relationship will develop as China makes decisions on what to do with […]

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China ferrous scrap growth

August 3, 2017

                            The generation and disposition of Chinese ferrous scrap is going to be one of the most important and dynamic factors in the Asian and wider steel industry development over the next decade. We’re interested in any information or analysis that will […]

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Is this going to be an interesting steel M&A Summer?

May 18, 2012

With Europe in turmoil and China slowed down, it looks like the wheels of restructuring are slowly cranking into motion once again. Here’s the list just from this week. Although these are mostly US events, don’t underestimate the impact these transactions will have in other corners of the world, who they might involve and how […]

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Record world crude steel production in March

April 26, 2012

Oh yes it was. Worldsteel published the latest global crude steel production statistics last week and the monthly output for March in total and on a daily basis was a record 132.2 million metric tonnes and 4.3 million metric tonnes respectively. China alone produced 61.6MT in the month, more than all but about 3 countries […]

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