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What are the prospects for China steel prices following recent rebound?

February 18, 2016 (10:35 mins)



It is always interesting for China's steel market following the Lunar New year holiday period and this year is no exception, with optimism going into the break on the back of strengthening of some domestic long and flat product prices in January. So far, that optimism appears to be justified, with the sector seeing lifting of rebar and hot-rolled coil prices since trading resumed.

Platts' motley crew comprising Paul Bartholomew, Sebastian Lewis and HongMei Li examine how sustainable these price rises are, discuss the industry's reaction to antidumping measures and assess the outlook for China's iron ore market.


Relevant Platts price assessments:
Price Date
IODEX CFR China 62% Fe $47.15/DMt 02/18/2016
Carbon Steel HRC SS4400 China FOB $279.5/mt 02/18/2016
Carbon Steel Rebar FOB China $256.5/mt 02/18/2016



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