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Gerdau and Ternium report full year EBITDA

February 23, 2017

Gerdau and Ternium released Q4 and full year 2016 earnings this week. Average EBITDA per ton for both companies rose in 2016 as compared to 2015. Gerdau’s EBITDA per ton rose from $58 to $70 and Ternium’s jumped from $98 to $144. Ternium’s average EBITDA per ton for 2016 ($144) was the highest among the […]

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World crude steel production rises 3.1% in October

November 20, 2009

According to data published today by worldsteel, world crude steel production reached 112MT for the first time since August of 2008. The October figure is a 3.1% improvement on September’s output and 13% better than October production last year when the industry was beginning its sharp decline. China’s month-to-month growth of about 2% was exceeded […]

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US long products imports rise 51% in October

November 19, 2009

Based on reported import licenses, US long products imports rose 51% from 136,000 short tons in September to 205,000 tons in October. October 2008 long products imports were 211,000 tons. Imports of all products increased except light shapes, but as predicted in my earlier post, wire rod imports drove the sharp imports rise by growing […]

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US flat products imports are flat in October

November 16, 2009

Based on reported import licenses, US flat products imports increased 1% from 434,000 short tons in September to 438,000 tons in October. This shows a slowing of flat imports growth after strong 10-25% growth per month since July. Driving the small rise were hot dip galvanized imports which rose 8% to 91,000 tons, with imports […]

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