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Metals Methodology and Specifications

Clearly defined and transparent methodologies are the backbone of Platts’ price assessment processes. Platts’ methodologies provide detailed descriptions and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities so that customers and other interested parties understand those processes. In this section, we post documentation by commodity and region for all published price assessments and indices.

Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys methodology

(as of May 2015)

Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys methodology

The Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Steel and Ferrous Scrap global catalogue of price assessments. The various sections of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much detail as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Iron Ore methodology

(as of May 2015)

Iron Ore methodology

The Iron Ore Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Iron Ore global catalogue of price assessments. The various sections of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much detail as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Nonferrous methodology

(as of May 2015)

Nonferrous methodology

The Nonferrous Metals Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Nonferrous Metals global catalogue of price assessments. The various sections of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much detail as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Metallurgical Coal methodology

(as of April 2015)

Metallurgical Coal methodology

The Metallurgical Coal Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Metallurgical Coal global catalogue of price assessments. The various sections of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much detail as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


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