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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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Steel import tariffs set to boost scrap market in April

By Staff - March 23, 2018

Prices for North American ferrous scrap are forecasted to continue posting gains in April amid expectations of strong demand following the recent roll out of a 25 percent import tariff on steel products.

Steel import duties split opinion in ferrous scrap industry

By Bill Beck - March 15, 2018

Opinions within the nation’s ferrous scrap industry are mixed about President Donald Trump’s decision to proceed with assigning tariffs of 25 percent to imported finished steel products and 10 percent to imported aluminum products.

Scrap prices could move up or stay sideways in March

By Sean Barry - February 23, 2018

Robust domestic demand and early signs of renewed export activity look set to put a solid floor under the North American ferrous scrap market in March, with the Scrap Trends Outlook Trend Indicator number continuing to be bullish at 65.1, its highest level for the month since the Outlook started nearly eight years ago.

Scrap market starts 2018 with a bang following record cold temperatures

By Sean Barry - February 16, 2018

A blast of winter weather that held much of the eastern two-thirds of North America in its grip following the week after Christmas helped boost ferrous scrap prices to levels not seen in several years in January, building on solid gains posted the month prior.



The good, the bad and the unknown of Section 232

By Sean Barry - January 22, 2018

The long-awaited Section 232 report into whether U.S. steel imports endanger national security was finally submitted to president Trump earlier this month.

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