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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 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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October world crude steel production 145.3M tonnes

November 23, 2017

Worldsteel published October’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 145.3 million metric tonnes, 5.9% higher than in October 2016. World production for the first ten months of 2017 was 5.3% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for half of world output in October with production of 72.4 […]

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US long steel products imports unchanged in October at 326k tons

November 21, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long products imports showed little change between September and October, falling 1% from 329,000 short tons in September to 326,000 tons in October. Licenses indicate lower rebar imports in October due to declining volumes from Spain, Italy and Brazil, and despite higher rebar imports from Turkey. The decline in […]

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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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