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Market Data - Metals

The global metals markets are volatile and prone to rapid change. How do you gauge what's driving them and evaluate your position? Platts Market Data - Metals helps drive the business decisions of all participants in the ferrous and non-ferrous metals supply chain. Your company's one-stop resource for global metals prices, Market Data – Metals delivers to your desktop the daily information you need to better understand the world of metals - and to act upon opportunities. Combining Platts, SBB and TSI price assessments in one comprehensive package, Market Data – Metals provides a wealth of robust information.


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Benefits

  • Identify trading patterns and pricing trends through comparison of Platts and TSI historical and spot prices and monitoring future correlations
  • Having Platts IODEX and TSI 62% Fe iron ore benchmark prices in the same place allows you to closely compare the two and monitor the correlation going forward.
  • Ensure you are trading at the same price levels as other market participants
  • Simplify and safeguard your data analysis and modelling process by using our metals data to populate your proprietary financial models with ease and confidence
  • Develop a strong pricing and business strategy by referencing daily and historical spot and contract price assessments
  • Provide continuity between back/mid/front offices by aligning your forward curve and spot data

Features

Market Data – Metals provides you with:

  • Access to all Platts SBB and TSI steel, scrap and iron ore global price assessment data, including both Platts IODEX and TSI's benchmark 62% Fe iron ore prices
  • Prices for: fresh steel and raw materials, metallurgical coal, ferroalloys, non-ferrous, light, major, minor and precious metals
  • US and Chinese market fundamental data
  • Foreign Exchange, COMEX and NYMEX exchange data
  • The option to receive complete or customized historical data sets

Market Data – Metals is available in three packages depending on which products you are interested in.


The Steel & Raw Materials package is comprised of over 850 ferrous prices including:

  • Iron ore (includes Platts IODEX and TSI 62% Fe iron ore prices – widely-accepted by both the financial and physical communities in the settlement of contracts)
  • Steel products (rebar, billet, HRC/CRC etc) by region: Asia, EMEA and Americas
  • Ferrous scrap – includes shredded delivered Midwest US, HMS, A3 – US domestic, Turkish and Indian imports
  • Ferroalloys including ferrochrome, ferromanganese, ferromolybdenum, ferrosilicon, ferrovanadium and many more
  • Metallurgical coal
  • Steel/ferrous metals spreads
  • LME ferrous
  • Non-Platts ferrous
  • Foreign Exchange data including FOREX rates

The Metals Market Data package includes all of the above prices as well as over 1000 prices for:

  • Major metals including aluminum and copper and all other base metals
  • Light metals including magnesium and titanium
  • Minor metals such as mercury and indium
  • Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum
  • LME non-ferrous metals
  • Non-Platts non-ferrous data including COMEX rates

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The Steel Data & Analysis package includes exclusive access to the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) steel industry statistical data data, China Analytics Data and Global Trade Data, including:

  • Production, shipments by product
  • Imports and exports
  • Shipments by market classification
  • Platts spot prices
  • Apparent and actual demand

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For more information about the price of this product please contact your nearest Platts office. Many clients purchase multiple subscriptions to ensure their entire staff has access to Platts' information. We can work with you to ensure that we appropriately license your staff and put in place the correct discount levels as well as ensure that our distribution methods meet your specific needs.


Market Data - Metals is available in multiple formats and can be fed into your internal systems to ensure everyone in your company is looking at the same data. The most common ways to receive Market Data – Metals are:

  • Download comma-delimited (.csv) data files from www.platts.com
  • Download text files (.txt) from Platts FTP site
  • Via a 3rd party vendor e.g.
    • Platts API or intuitive Excel Add-in
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    • DTN
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    • OpenLink
    • Sarus
    • SunGard (FAME and Kiodex)
    • Thomson Reuters
    • ZE Power

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