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July 31, 2014 (5:38)
Mark Wiggett on iron ore prices moving above US$ 90/dmt; US flats prices rising again in the first half of July; and longs prices having dropped in Europe and fallen sharply in Asia.
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Raw steel output up 1.7% on year in July: Worldsteel
London (Platts)--20 Aug 2014 740 am EDT/1140 GMT
Raw steel production in the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 136.8 million mt in July, 1.7% more than the 134.5 million mt in the same month last year.
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News Features

Steel Raw Material Analysis
August 19, 2014
Read highlights of the latest Platts steel raw materials news and pricing analysis, focusing on the global iron ore, coking coal, scrap and ferroalloys markets.
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Blogs

The "sharing" economy and its impact on raw materials
What would happen if the American consumer, the most voracious buyer the world has ever seen, becomes more efficient at purchasing? Tom Balcerek explains.
The "sharing" economy and its impact on raw materials
What would happen if the American consumer, the most voracious buyer the world has ever seen, becomes more efficient at purchasing? Tom Balcerek explains.
A Russian company makes a retreat from the US steel business
Severstal’s pending departure from the US steel industry comes wrapped in a curious history, and the scenes of this saga say a lot about America’s steel industry and its economy over the last 10 years.
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Podcasts

Platts: Podcasts
Iron ore market: Price recovery in tandem with stronger economic growth or more bumpy road ahead?
August 13, 2014 - Platts editors discuss why iron ore market players are optimistic about prices in the second half of the year.
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Asian coking coal, iron ore market update
June 09, 2014 - Implications for Asian steelmakers' procurement behavior of low steel raw materials spot prices; overview of recent market conditions.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Special Report: Steel - What hurdles need to be overcome for India to achieve second top steel producing status?
This latest report focuses on the problems facing India’s rise to second largest steel producer status (published December 2012).
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