Losses lower operating rates across Chinese EAF steelmakers in Dec

Rates averaged 72% in Dec, down 5 percentage points from Nov

Smm Insight

03:17:51PM Dec 12, 2018

Operating rates Steel Steel scrap Electric arc furnaces EAFs
Winter curbs, import expo lower Nov operating rates at blast furnaces in steel mills

The average operating rate came in at 86.41% in Nov, down 0.82 percentage point from Oct

Smm Insight

12:19:39PM Dec 10, 2018

Operating rates Steel Blast furnace
Stricter requirements to have limited impact on Tangshan steel mills

Mills already implemented 20-30% capacity cuts on blast furnaces

Smm Insight

03:13:25PM Dec 05, 2018

Market commentary Steel mill Winter cuts
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Operating rates Wire and cable
Weak fundamentals to cap any gains in rebar spot prices

Prices rallied as eased US-China trade tension improved market sentiment

Smm Insight

03:17:59PM Dec 04, 2018

Market commentary Rebar
Market pessimism lower social, in-plant inventories of hot-rolled coil

Inventories stood at 3.14 million mt as of Nov 29, down 1.7% week on week but up 10.5% year on year

Data Analysis

11:12:14AM Nov 30, 2018

Inventory data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
Narrowed margins push Chinese steelmakers to lower-quality iron ore

Lower-grade iron ore have seen their price spreads with high-quality materials sharply narrowed in recent weeks

Smm Insight

02:49:03PM Nov 29, 2018

Market commentary Iron ore
Maintenance on 2018/2019 winter cuts to affect pig iron output

Some 5.8 million mt of pig iron output and 2.29 million mt of rebar and wire rods will be affected

Smm Insight

11:29:27AM Nov 28, 2018

Market commentary Environmental protection drive
Less-strict production curbs, new capacity grow in-plant HRC inventories

As of Thursday Nov 22, HRC in-plant stocks rose for a second straight week to stand at 1.03 million mt

Data Analysis

04:35:58PM Nov 23, 2018

Inventory data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
Overloading scrutiny, weak trades shrink iron ore deliveries leaving Chinese ports

Daily iron ore deliveries leaving Chinese ports averaged 2.554 million mt in the week through Nov 23

Data Analysis

04:32:00PM Nov 23, 2018

Inventory data Iron ore
Losses lower operating rates across Chinese EAF steelmakers in Dec

Losses lower operating rates across Chinese EAF steelmakers in Dec

Rates averaged 72% in Dec, down 5 percentage points from Nov

03:17:51PM Dec 12, 2018

Smm Insight

Operating rates Steel Steel scrap Electric arc furnaces EAFs
Winter curbs, import expo lower Nov operating rates at blast furnaces in steel mills

Winter curbs, import expo lower Nov operating rates at blast furnaces in steel mills

The average operating rate came in at 86.41% in Nov, down 0.82 percentage point from Oct

12:19:39PM Dec 10, 2018

Smm Insight

Operating rates Steel Blast furnace
Stricter requirements to have limited impact on Tangshan steel mills

Stricter requirements to have limited impact on Tangshan steel mills

Mills already implemented 20-30% capacity cuts on blast furnaces

03:13:25PM Dec 05, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Steel mill Winter cuts
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Wire and cable
Weak fundamentals to cap any gains in rebar spot prices

Weak fundamentals to cap any gains in rebar spot prices

Prices rallied as eased US-China trade tension improved market sentiment

03:17:59PM Dec 04, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Rebar
Market pessimism lower social, in-plant inventories of hot-rolled coil

Market pessimism lower social, in-plant inventories of hot-rolled coil

Inventories stood at 3.14 million mt as of Nov 29, down 1.7% week on week but up 10.5% year on year

11:12:14AM Nov 30, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
Narrowed margins push Chinese steelmakers to lower-quality iron ore

Narrowed margins push Chinese steelmakers to lower-quality iron ore

Lower-grade iron ore have seen their price spreads with high-quality materials sharply narrowed in recent weeks

02:49:03PM Nov 29, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Iron ore
Maintenance on 2018/2019 winter cuts to affect pig iron output

Maintenance on 2018/2019 winter cuts to affect pig iron output

Some 5.8 million mt of pig iron output and 2.29 million mt of rebar and wire rods will be affected

11:29:27AM Nov 28, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Environmental protection drive
Less-strict production curbs, new capacity grow in-plant HRC inventories

Less-strict production curbs, new capacity grow in-plant HRC inventories

As of Thursday Nov 22, HRC in-plant stocks rose for a second straight week to stand at 1.03 million mt

04:35:58PM Nov 23, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Hot-rolled coil HRC Steel
Overloading scrutiny, weak trades shrink iron ore deliveries leaving Chinese ports

Overloading scrutiny, weak trades shrink iron ore deliveries leaving Chinese ports

Daily iron ore deliveries leaving Chinese ports averaged 2.554 million mt in the week through Nov 23

04:32:00PM Nov 23, 2018

Data Analysis

Inventory data Iron ore