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These dates are subject to change.

January

Express

14 Jan 22 | European Steel Review - Express
14 Jan 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
19 Jan 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

20 Jan 22 | European Steel Review
20 Jan 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
26 Jan 22 | International Steel Review
27 Jan 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
28 Jan 22 | Stainless Steel Review
31 Jan 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
31 Jan 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

February

Express

09 Feb 22 | European Steel Review - Express
09 Feb 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
15 Feb 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

16 Feb 22 | European Steel Review
16 Feb 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
22 Feb 22 | International Steel Review
24 Feb 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
25 Feb 22 | Stainless Steel Review
28 Feb 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
28 Feb 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

March

Express

14 Mar 22 | European Steel Review - Express
14 Mar 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
18 Mar 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

21 Mar 22 | European Steel Review
21 Mar 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
25 Mar 22 | International Steel Review
29 Mar 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
30 Mar 22 | Stainless Steel Review
31 Mar 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
31 Mar 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

April

Express

11 Apr 22 | European Steel Review - Express
11 Apr 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
19 Apr 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

19 Apr 22 | European Steel Review
19 Apr 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
26 Apr 22 | International Steel Review
27 Apr 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
28 Apr 22 | Stainless Steel Review
29 Apr 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
29 Apr 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

May

Express

12 May 22 | European Steel Review - Express
12 May 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
18 May 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

19 May 22 | European Steel Review
19 May 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
25 May 22 | International Steel Review
27 May 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
30 May 22 | Stainless Steel Review
31 May 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
31 May 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

June

Express

15 Jun 22 | European Steel Review - Express
15 Jun 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
17 Jun 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

22 Jun 22 | European Steel Review
22 Jun 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
24 Jun 22 | International Steel Review
28 Jun 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
29 Jun 22 | Stainless Steel Review
30 Jun 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
30 Jun 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

July

Express

11 Jul 22 | European Steel Review - Express
11 Jul 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
18 Jul 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

18 Jul 22 | European Steel Review
18 Jul 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
25 Jul 22 | International Steel Review
27 Jul 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
28 Jul 22 | Stainless Steel Review
29 Jul 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
29 Jul 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

August

Express

12 Aug 22 | European Steel Review - Express
12 Aug 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
17 Aug 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

19 Aug 22 | European Steel Review
19 Aug 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
24 Aug 22 | International Steel Review
26 Aug 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
30 Aug 22 | Stainless Steel Review
31 Aug 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
31 Aug 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

September

Express

13 Sep 22 | European Steel Review - Express
13 Sep 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
19 Sep 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

20 Sep 22 | European Steel Review
20 Sep 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
26 Sep 22 | International Steel Review
28 Sep 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
29 Sep 22 | Stainless Steel Review
30 Sep 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
30 Sep 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

October

Express

12 Oct 22 | European Steel Review - Express
12 Oct 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
17 Oct 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

19 Oct 22 | European Steel Review
19 Oct 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
24 Oct 22 | International Steel Review
27 Oct 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
31 Oct 22 | Stainless Steel Review
31 Oct 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
31 Oct 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

November

Express

14 Nov 22 | European Steel Review - Express
14 Nov 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
17 Nov 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

21 Nov 22 | European Steel Review
21 Nov 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
24 Nov 22 | International Steel Review
28 Nov 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
29 Nov 22 | Stainless Steel Review
30 Nov 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
30 Nov 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

December

Express

08 Dec 22 | European Steel Review - Express
08 Dec 22 | European Steel Review Supplement - Express
13 Dec 22 | International Steel Review - Express

Monthly Steel Reviews

14 Dec 22 | European Steel Review
14 Dec 22 | European Steel Review Supplement
20 Dec 22 | International Steel Review
21 Dec 22 | Developing Markets Steel Review
22 Dec 22 | Stainless Steel Review
23 Dec 22 | Ferrous Scrap Review
23 Dec 22 | Semi-Finished Steel Review

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Research is conducted primarily by telephone and VoIP calls. Our strategy is based on the concept that dialogue with respondents is an important factor in obtaining accurate information. Through confidential discussions, our research staff are able to ascertain the price at which market participants have negotiated their recent business. 

Dialogue also enables research staff to corroborate the information received and clarify any anomalies. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to challenge any prices submitted, which show a significant variation from the figures provided by other respondents.

Other forms of communication are used, where appropriate. These include email and digital messaging. However, the main feature of the research programme is that dialogue is undertaken with steel buyers. This exchange of information, while retaining the confidentiality of contributors, is an essential part of our research policy.

Discussions with respondents are wide-ranging and include prices for concluded transactions, import offers, short-term price projections, availability of material, delivery lead times, inventory levels, order intake and purchasing activity. Demand across steel-consuming sectors, the price and availability of steelmaking raw materials, and other important topics are also discussed.

Since our inception, we have built a longstanding and wide-ranging contact base. Our research partners operate, primarily, at steel distributors, service centres and stockholders. We also speak with a range of senior executives at other companies involved in steel purchasing, including steel traders, processors, fabricators, original equipment manufacturers and end-users. 

To obtain a rounded view of the market, we also regularly speak with steel producers. Data received from these conversations is, explicitly, not incorporated in our published price assessments. It is, however, used to corroborate the figures collected from steel buyers.

Due to our extensive research base, we are able to validate all price and market information. Furthermore, regular contact with respondents ensures that all price data received is consistent, from month to month.

Our published price assessments relate to regular business, between buyers and steel mills, for newly produced, prime, commercial quality material. Prices are negotiated during the current month, for forward delivery.

Transactions that involve abnormally large or small volumes, non-repeatable deals or sale of ex-stock material are omitted from consideration in the formulation of the published prices. Long-term contract prices are also excluded from our monthly assessments.

Our prices exclude all extra charges for processing, packaging, testing, and certification unless these services are provided to the buyer at no additional cost.

The majority of our price assessments refer to material sold ex-works, excluding local taxes. When delivery charges or local taxes are incorporated in a published figure, this is stated in the relevant specification.

A basis price is traditionally a figure that a steel buyer and seller will negotiate. Extras are subsequently applied to calculate a transaction or effective price. These extras would be for grade, dimension, coating, special tolerances, surface treatment, cutting to length etc.

Our carbon steel transaction prices typically include extras for the dimensions of the product (thickness/width or diameter) and coating, if applicable.

An index measures the relative change in a price. Our indices are calculated by comparing the current price with the base value in a specified starting month. This base value has an index number of 100.