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US flat steel products imports rise 6% in January

February 7, 2018

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports rose 6% from 703,000 short tons in December to 743,000 tons in January. The increase was mainly driven by higher hot rolled imports from Japan, Korea, and Turkey, though cold rolled imports declined from Turkey, Russia, and Australia. SIMA US flat products import licenses and […]

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Q4 2017 financial results

February 2, 2018

Most companies we follow have now reported Q4 and full year 2017 financial results. Q4 2017 EBITDA per ton was generally lower than Q3, while full year 2017 EBITDA per ton was generally higher than 2016. EBITDA per ton by company can be seen in the chart below and the supporting data are available in […]

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China crude steel production 67.0Mt in December and 831.7Mt in 2017

January 26, 2018

Worldsteel reported crude steel production in China at 67.0 million metric tonnes in December, 1.8% higher than in December 2016. Taking into account Worldsteel revisions, full-year output in 2017 was 5.7% higher than it was in 2016. In addition, China’s net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) were 4.5 million tonnes, 32.4% lower than in […]

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2017 world crude steel production 1,691 million tonnes

January 25, 2018

Worldsteel published December and full-year 2017 world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel production was 138.1 million metric tonnes in December, 3.9% higher than in December 2016. Full-year 2017 production was 1,691.2 million tonnes, 5.3% higher than in 2016. Chinese crude production accounted for 49% of full-year 2017 world output and showed a 5.7% […]

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US long steel products imports rise 4% in December

January 19, 2018

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports rose 4% from 233,000 short tons in November to 241,000 tons in December. The increase between November and December was mainly due to higher parallel flange sections imports which rose from unusually low levels in November from countries including South Korea. Long products imports for […]

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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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