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Sao Paulo (Platts)--21 Oct 2016 534 pm EDT/2134 GMT
Brazil's domestic hot-rolled coil prices continued to be stable for the week ended Friday, despite market chatter about an impending price hike in the coming weeks, market sources said.
Lima (Platts)--21 Oct 2016 517 pm EDT/2117 GMT
Peruvian poly-metallic producer Minera El Brocal increased copper and zinc output in the third quarter after ramping up a $473 million expansion of its concentrator plant, the company said Friday.
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The Barrel Blog

October 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton got two steely jabs in the final debate, once again chiding Donald Trump for constructing his buildings with Chinese steel and aluminum.
October 20, 2016
Another year, another London Bullion Market Association conference, and this year was full of what HSBC senior analyst James Steel described as “restrained optimism.”
October 17, 2016
Understatements can be jarring in a place like Dubai, where little is left to the imagination when it comes to wealth and statements of status are a way of life.
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Feature: Global Steel & Scrap Outlook

October 18, 2016
Turkish mills raised their buying prices for domestic shipbreaking scrap and DKP grade (auto bundle) scrap further in recent days, with levels reaching as high as $221/mt.
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Asian HRC jumps on firm China home market prices, bids
Spot prices of internationally-traded hot rolled coil in Asia jumped October 17 on rising Chinese domestic prices and bids.
Rise in Turkish finished steel output continues to slow
Turkey’s finished steel output has continued to slow in recent months in line with steel consumption.

Price Focus

The seaborne iron ore market ended the trading week March 18 on firmer ground, as positive steel performance provided support. Buying interest appeared to gain further traction in the spot market, as more mills reappeared with replenishing needs.

Steel Infographic

Platts steel team tasked our design and production department to take a wealth of steel raw materials data and transform those freshly mined (sic) numbers into something visually engaging. In this post we present you with the very interesting results. Derived from a variety of company sources and our own Steel Markets Daily and Steel Raw Materials Monthly publications, we¿d like to hear your thoughts on the significance of the numbers for the global steel industry.


Smiles and smog - a global steel story
October 21, 2016
- We compare notes on the recent World Steel Association gathering in Dubai, where execs were upbeat and global demand projections pointed toward growth.
Iron ore price outlook: Stabilizing or bumpier road in Q4?
October 18, 2016
- While iron ore prices have been going up since China returned from its Golden Week holiday, the market does not look all that rosy.
China's supply-side reforms give steel, coal sectors a boost
September 30, 2016
- S&P Global Platts' Sebastian Lewis and Keith Tan discuss China's supply side reforms and what this means for steel and coal industries.
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Published March 2016

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