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- EU mills aim for price rises despite slow start to 202331.01.2023Demand for stainless steel, in Europe, was slow to emerge, in the first few weeks of the new year. Distributors report that enquiry levels are high and sales volumes are steady.
- US longs prices fail to pick up despite rising costs30.01.2023Price trends in the US long product segment traditionally do not scale the heights or plunge to the depths of those for flat rolled steel.
- Steel producers’ pricing policy squeezes distributors24.01.2023By the middle of January, several major European steel producers had signalled significant price rises to the market, citing increased input costs. Distributors are sceptical about the longevity of such a move.
- Stainless steel price rises on the horizon for 202322.12.2022This year has been another turbulent period for the global stainless-steel industry. However, despite the volatile market, companies throughout the supply chain will post strong financial results.
- US HRC values given a timely boost by mill price hikes21.12.2022Flat product prices in the US appear to be at a crossroads. The downward trend in basis values continued for much of November.
- Demand recovery is the festive wish for steel suppliers16.12.2022During the festive season, children all over Europe wait in eager anticipation of receiving and opening presents. Likewise, steel suppliers across the region are looking forward to the gift of a recovery in demand and prices.
- Stainless steel producers cut output amid weak demand29.11.2022The global stainless steel sector is currently characterised by deteriorating market sentiment, elevated distributor inventory levels, and inflationary pressures reducing the spending power of consumers.
- Weak Asian demand to limit global steel price recovery24.11.2022A recovery in global steel prices is likely to be undermined by the ongoing weakness in demand, in China and the wider Asian region.