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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   

 

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US pig iron market slips in early May trading on scrap collapse

By Sean Barry - May 14, 2019

Pig iron prices in the United States quickly deteriorated in early May trading in the wake of crumbing domestic scrap prices and pressure from a wave of Brazilian high-phosphorous material hitting the market.
 

US pig iron market supported by supply crimp and solid demand

By Sean Barry - April 8, 2019

The price of pig iron in the United States has remained firm over the past month on robust demand and snug stock levels in Brazil and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), while deliveries out of the port in New Orleans continue to face delays.
 

US pig iron continues to click up on supply tightness

By Sean Barry - March 11, 2019

The price of pig iron in the United States continues to edge higher on a deepening supply shortage in Brazil and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), while deliveries of material on the river network in America’s mid-section face increasing delays as vessels struggle to dock due to high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
 

US pig iron strengthens on lower stocks, higher iron ore costs

By Sean Barry - February 13, 2019

After coming under heavy downside pressure last month on sluggish demand and a weaker ferrous scrap market, prices for pig iron in the United States appear to be rebounding in February as producers face lower inventories and higher iron ore costs following the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil.
 

Ferrous scrap prices hammered in January on oversupply

By Sean Barry - January 16, 2019

Ferrous scrap prices faced heavy downside pressure in January amid a deluge of material generated by slack export trade over the past couple of months and clement weather in many parts of the country that helped keep scrap moving.
 

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