MEPS predicts 75 million tonnes shortfall in global steel production in 2020 due to the pandemic

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UK-based MEPS forecasts that global crude steel production will fall to 1.8 billion tonnes, in 2020. This equates to a reduction of 75 million tonnes, compared with the figure recorded in the previous year. Early indications suggested that 2020 would be a year of modest economic recovery. Activity had been trending downwards since the zenith […]

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Asian steel trade still languishing

Asian steel market participants have seen another week pass without signs of light at the end of the tunnel in containing the coronavirus pandemic as countries across the region extend lockdown measures, with the exception of Vietnam. China, which has provided some relief to the supply glut by importing steel recently, has started to show […]

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Oilmeal exports drop 74% in February 2020 on better price realisation

The export of oilmeals during February is provisionally reported at 76,017 tonnes compared to 294,510 tonnes in February last year— down by 74 per cent, according to the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). The overall export of oilmeals during April 2019 to February 2020 is reported at 2,200,690 tonnes compared to 2,941,971 tonnes in […]

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US initiates new anti-dumping duty, probes against India and South Korea

The United States has announced the initiation of new anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigations to determine whether forged steel fittings from India and South Korea are being dumped in the country and to find if producers in India are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by Bonney Forge Corporation […]

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India’s oilmeal exports drop 73% in August 2019; Malaysia end-Aug palm oil stocks fall to 2.25 million tonnes

India’s exports of oilmeals fell by 73 per cent in August 2019 at 98,871 tonnes on account of higher domestic prices of soyabean meal, according to data compiled by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). Export of oilmeals during August 2018 stood at 359,752 tonnes. The overall export of oilmeals during April-August 2019 declined […]

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India’s crude steel production rises 1.7% to 9.2 million tonnes in July 2019: Worldsteel report

India’s crude steel output increased by 1.7 per cent to 9.215 million tonness in July 2019, according to World Steel Association’s report. The country had produced 9.059 million tonnes of crude steel during the same month a year ago, the global steel industry body said in its latest report. Coincidentally, global steel production for the […]

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US adds India along with China, EU to steel tariff dispute at WTO

The United States has complained at the World Trade Organization about Indian tariffs imposed in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs last year. The dispute follows similar complaints against China, the European Union and others who retaliated in the same way, saying the US tariffs were essentially “safeguard” measures that should be accompanied with […]

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