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Acta Metallurgica Slovaca     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advanced Device Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Fluid Dynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
Archives of Metallurgy and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Complex Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Energy Materials : Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Graphene and 2D Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Handbook of Ferromagnetic Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Handbook of Magnetic Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
High Temperature Materials and Processes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (IJEMS)     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Metallurgy and Alloys     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Mining and Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ironmaking & Steelmaking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ISIJ International - Iron and Steel Institute of Japan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Izvestiya Vuzov. Poroshkovaya Metallurgiya i Funktsional’nye Pokrytiya (Proceedings of Higher Schools. Powder Metallurgy аnd Functional Coatings)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Advanced Joining Processes     Open Access  
Journal of Central South University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cluster Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Heavy Metal Toxicity and Diseases     Open Access  
Journal of Iron and Steel Research International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Materials Processing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Metallurgical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Metal Finishing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Metallurgical Research & Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Metallurgical Research and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Metallurgy and Foundry Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration     Hybrid Journal  
Powder Diffraction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Powder Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Powder Metallurgy Progress     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Practical Metallography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Rare Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista de Metalurgia     Open Access  
Revista del Instituto de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería Geológica, Minera, Metalurgica y Geográfica     Open Access  
Revista Remetallica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Metallurgy (Metally)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Soldering & Surface Mount Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Steel Times lnternational     Partially Free   (Followers: 19)
Transactions of the IMF     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Tungsten     Hybrid Journal  
Universal Journal of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Welding in the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Welding International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Вісник Приазовського Державного Технічного Університету. Серія: Технічні науки     Open Access  
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Steel Times lnternational
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  • “We thank the President for his actions.”
    • Abstract: Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), commented: “On behalf of the US producers of AISI, we thank the president for his actions to ensure a strong American steel sector that is fundamental to our national and economic security. The US producers of AISI fully support the administration’s position that any country that is granted an exemption from the tariffs must be subject to a quota, in order to safeguard against the exempt country becoming a conduit for trade diversion, transshipment and import surges. We look forward to additional details on how the exemption for Australia will further the objectives of Section 232. The president wants the industry to achieve 80% or more capacity utilisation over the long-term. We wholeheartedly agree. We believe the NAFTA discussions should continue as they can be a basis for ensuring use of more NAFTA steel while achieving the objectives of the Section 232 remedies.“The president’s trade actions have already begun putting steel workers back to work in Ohio and Illinois, and we are grateful for the administration’s commitment to the nearly two million jobs supported by the domestic steel industry.”
      PubDate: 2018-05-31T16:37+00:00
       
  • Eggert accuses US of ‘naked protectionism’
    • Abstract: Following Wilbur Ross' announcement in, of all places, Paris, the director general of the European Steel Association (EUROFER), Axel Eggert, has called the move 'naked protectionism' and 'a bad day for the world trade system'.Mr Eggert called on the European Commission to 'swiftly adopt' safeguard measures that are broad in scope and comprehensive in terms of the countries covered, while ensuring access to traditional trade flows.“However, what’s done is done – the US’ administration seems not to believe that being close, political, economic and geo-strategic partners is sufficient grounds to prevent the EU from being hit”, Eggert continued, adding that the EU needs to act fast and defend its internal market from 'the Section 232 effect'.“The EU thus needs to act swiftly in its own interest to defend the internal market from the ‘Section 232 effect’ – the impact of steel deflected from the US border to the largest open steel market in the world: Europe’s”, stressed Mr Eggert.“EUROFER calls for a quickly-deployed safeguard that covers the full product scope that will be affected – and warns that there cannot be country exclusions if the safeguard is to function. However, the purpose is not to exclude imports: it is preventative remedial action against the threat posed by import surges”, added Mr Eggert.In the first four months of the 2018, imports have surged by 8.4%, almost certainly as a result of the Section 232 effect. 2017 already represented a high-water mark for imports into the EU – making rapid corrective remedial action all the more imperative.“We regret that the US has taken this unnecessarily damaging step. We support the Commission in its responses to the US’ trade action – and urge all EU stakeholders to remain united in order to face down both the US’ measure and the incoming inundation of deflected steel products”, concluded Mr Eggert.
      PubDate: 2018-05-31T15:30+00:00
       
  • US pushes ahead with 232 tariffs against EU, Canada and Mexico
    • Abstract: On hearing the news, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said it was a bad day for world trade, while the UK is said to be deeply disappointed. Bruno Le Maire, the French finance minister said it was unjustified and dangerous. Strong words indeed and likely to lead to a tit-for-tat trade war of the sort the Americans have been trying so hard to avoid with the Chinese, although the recent hold on tariffs for the Chinese do not include the Section 232 tariffs announced in March.But, as they say, it's not over until the fat lady sings, or, perhaps, it's not over until its over. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who, funnily enough, was in Paris when he announced the sanctions, seemed to leave room for negotiation when he commented: "We continue to be quite willing and indeed eager to have discussions with all those parties," he said.However, it looks as if the EU won't take it laying down. Le Maire said that all necessary measures would be taken if tariffs were imposed.Commenting on the confirmation of 25% tariffs on steel exports from the EU to the US, UK Steel director, Gareth Stace said:“President Trump had already loaded the gun and today, we now know that the US Administration has unfortunately fired it and potentially started a damaging trade war”“Since President Trump stated his plans to impose blanket tariffs on steel imports almost three months ago, the UK steel sector had hoped for the best, but still feared the worst. With the expiration of the EU exemption now confirmed to take effect tomorrow [Friday, 1 June], unfortunately our pessimism was justified and we will now see damage not only to the UK steel sector, but also the US economy.“Throughout, we have urged the UK and EU authorities to do all they practically can to steer us away from this outcome, showing President Trump that we are not the problem here. But it is evident that even with the extra time provided by the temporary exemptions, common ground has not yet been found and plain common sense has not prevailed. Any US calls for the EU to voluntarily place hard limits on its exports of steel were completely unjustified, against WTO rules and run counter to central tenets of free-trade. It is only right that they have been rebuffed by European Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström.  “It is difficult to see what good can come of these tariffs, US steel consumers are already reporting price increases and supply chain disruption and with some half a billion dollars of steel exported from the UK to the US last year, UK steel producers are going to be hit hard. As stated time and time again, the only sustainable solution to the root cause of the issue, global overcapacity in steel production, is multilateral discussions and action through established international channels.“Even with the imposition of tariffs, it is vital that the EU and US continue discussions to find a way through the current impasse and reach an agreement that works for all parties. At the same time, it is only correct that the EU forges ahead with safeguard action, to shield against diverted trade swamping the European market, as well as its challenge to the US tariffs through the WTO.“This is a bad day for the steel sector, for international relations and for free trade," Stace concluded.   
      PubDate: 2018-05-31T14:25+00:00
       
  • Little prospect of Section 232 exemption for EU steel and aluminium
           makers'
    • Abstract: According to Rogers, European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has told the European Parliament that the US may choose to 'impose some sort of cap on EU exports' instead of duties.“Yet, as outlined in Panjiva research of 23 May, the EU has repeatedly stated it won’t accept restrictions on its exports and instead plans to implement tariffs from 20 June. There is the potential for a further extension of the deadline. EU and US representatives will meet both at the OECD trade ministerial meetings from May 30 and their Global Steel Overcapacity Forum (including Japan) on Thursday," said Rogers.He added that, 'In the meantime exporters from the EU appear to be betting that a late exemption may not be possible. Panjiva data shows that the number of seaborne shipments to 24 May increased by 2.6% on the same period a month earlier, which followed a 7.6% increase in April vs. March.”Source: Panjiva, S&P Global Market Intelligence
      PubDate: 2018-05-30T15:20+00:00
       
  • April 2018 world crude steel production up 4.1%, says worldsteel
    • Abstract: China’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 76.7 Mt, up 4.8% compared to last year’s figure. Japan produced 8.7 Mt of crude steel in April 2018, down 0.4% and India produced 8.7 Mt, an increase of 5.6%. South Korea’s crude steel production was 5.9 Mt in April 2018, an increase of 7.1% on the previous year.In the EU, Italy produced 2.1 Mt of crude steel, up by 3.7% on April 2017. France produced 1.4 Mt of crude steel, up by 10.7% and Spain produced 1.3 Mt, up by 7.5%. 
       
      Turkey’s crude steel production for April 2018 was 3.0 Mt, down by 3.1% on April 2017.
       
      Crude steel production in Ukraine was 1.7 Mt this month, up 6.0% on April 2017.
       
      The US produced 6.9 Mt of crude steel in April 2018, an increase of 3.6% while the Brazilians produced 3.0 Mt, up 1.9%.
       
      The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 countries reporting to worldstee in April 2018 was 76.9%, which is 2.4 percentage points higher than April 2017. Compared to March 2018, it is 2.4 percentage points higher.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T13:12+00:00
       
  • Future Steel Forum 2018 – Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, Poland, 6-7
           June…
    • Abstract: Well, they have done just that with Future Steel Forum 2018, which will also be hosted by the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel in Poland – a great venue for a European conference if ever there was one. The 2018 Forum takes place 6-7 June 2018 and it is shaping up to be an unmissable gathering of the brightest and best minds in the business, all intent on discussing the application of Industry 4.0 and steelmaking. An unrivalled programme of speakers embracing leading steelmakers (ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, US Steel, Liberty House Group) academic institutions (Fraunhofer Institute, SWEREA MEFOS, IoM3, University of Liverpool) plant builders (Primetals Technologies, SMS group, PSI) and consultancy companies (Accenture, PwC) awaits over 150 delegates.Entitled Industry 4.0 – the continuing story, Future Steel Forum is focused on the application of Industry 4.0 to steelmaking and is the only conference of its kind dedicated entirely to the needs of the global steelmaking industry.For further details, log on to www.futuresteelforum.com
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T08:04+00:00
       
  • Nucor board approves new galvanising line
    • Abstract: According to Nucor the new line will support the company’s growth into a wider and more diverse set of strategic end-market applications and will be operational in the first half of 2021.John Ferriola, chairman, CEO and president of Nucor Corporation, said: “We are building one of the most modern and efficient steel mills in the world.” He added that the line, coupled with a new speciality cold mill complex, will allow the company to ‘efficiently produce products beyond the capability of any North American mill’. It will also give the plant the flexibility to meet current and future demand for advanced high strength steel (AHSS) products, he said.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T08:01+00:00
       
  • Tata Steel Europe in business sell-offs
    • Abstract: Hans Fischer, CEO of Tata Steel’s European operations said that the potential sales of these businesses follow on from the successful sale of other non-core businesses previously owned by the company. “The customer bases for the businesses being sold are distinct from the rest of Tata Steel Europe,” he said.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T07:59+00:00
       
  • Gerdau investing in Monroe, Michigan steel mill
    • Abstract: With its latest investment, the plan is to add a new electric arc furnace (EAF) transformer, controls and mechanical upgrades in the EAF, and a new twin ladle furnace and material handling system.According to Mark Marcucci, president of Gerdau Special Steel North America, commented: “This project will upgrade our EAF and secondary refining technology and will be the final step to elevate the technological capability at Monroe to world class.”
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T07:58+00:00
       
  • Steel Dynamics to acquire CSN plant
    • Abstract: The Heartland plant is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and produces various types of higher-margin, flat roll steel by further processing hot roll coils into pickle and oil, cold roll, and galvanised products.Steel Dynamics has agreed to purchase Heartland for $400 million in cash inclusive of $60 million of normalised working capital.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25T07:52+00:00
       
  • Trump steps back from the brink as 25% tariffs on Chinese imports are put
           on hold
    • Abstract: Mnuchin has engaged in two days of talks with Chinese officials and is now claiming that the USA has won several commitments from the Chinese that should cut the trade deficit between the two nations (without imposing tariffs). Currently, the USA has a trade deficit with China of US$378 billion (£278bn) and there has been talk that the USA is pushing for a $200bn reduction, something the Chinese have not agreed to, according to online media reports.The worry has always been that the Chinese would engage in a tit-for-tat exercise by imposing tariffs on US goods – namely soy beans, cars and chemicals. As the reality of a trade war between the two countries loomed, an eleventh hour deal appears to have been struck. Whether this will have any effect on Trump's recently announced Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminium is unclear.Ever since Trump announced the imposition of 25% tariffs on imports of steel, the US industry has been 100% behind the President and in a very gung-ho and bullish frame of mind, urging him to keep on track and not falter. Steelmakers have talked about restarting idled mills and the general climate has been one of optimism all round. The mood might change if it turns out that Trump's lifting of tariffs on China includes the Section 232 tariffs on steel. 
      PubDate: 2018-05-20T17:49+00:00
       
  • SSAB expands product offering with 3G AHSS
    • Abstract: Docol 600DH-GI is the product in question and is described by the steelmaker as the company’s first third generation metal coated steel product, which is now ready for customer trials.Matti Säily, SSAB Europe’s  product manager, metal coated products, said that the company was ‘taking a step towards third generation steels’ by launching the galvanized Docol DH steel family. “A product with a tensile strength of 600MPa is now ready for customer trials and will be joined later this year by products with a tensile strength of 800 and 1,000 MPa,”Säily said.According to SSAB, one of the company’s strategic aims is to grow the share of premium steels annually in the automotive industry to 750kt by 2020. In 2016, shipments amounted to 442kt and last year grew to 537kt.“Trends towards structural light weighting, tougher emissions limits, safety standards and electrification improve the growth outlook for the use of special high-strengh steels in the automotive industry,” said Arnaud Guerendel, global sales director, automotive segment, SSAB Europe. He said that the automotive sector also demand high formability for special components, which allow light weight. “Sustainability is also an increasingly important factor,” he added.“First generation steels still play a major role, but extra good formability now creates an opening for third generation steels to compete with press-hardening steels and aluminum. Third generation steels combine strength and good formability at a new level, and they come into the picture when complex, challenging shape is required,” Matti Säily said.SSAB claims that its approach to product development is to offer all its high-strength steel products to the automotive segment in compliance with major OEM standards and requirements. According to the company, ‘besides OEM standards, the new developments in third generation steels follow also VDA standards’. VDA is a German quality standard.“First generation steels are suitable in many cases and will continue to play a big role in future car design, but they inevitably have limited formability. Second generation steels suffer from poor usability because of high alloying and high costs. Third generation steels can solve many problems and benefit the customer because they are just as strong as existing products and their enhanced formability means they can be used in various safety and structural items in BIW (Body-in-white),” SSAB explained.
      PubDate: 2018-05-18T17:27+00:00
       
  • NLMK orders new thick slab caster
    • Abstract: The new plant replaces a two-strand caster supplied by SMS group in 1976, and will be built in the same place. According to SMS group, the continuous caster is to be completely rebuilt from the ladle turret to the exit section, and will be equipped with state-of-the-art continuous casting technology. “A few steel structures and foundation areas will remain as they are,” the company explained, adding that the new plant will be designed as a bow-type caster and offer a host of benefits, particularly for the casting of slabs made from crack-sensitive steel grades and over 300mm thick.The scope of supply for SMS group comprises basic and detail engineering and mechanical and electrical systems for the caster. It also includes a ladle turret, adapted to the existing foundation and shop configuration, molds with hydraulic oscillation, strand guide with 25 segments, the relevant interchange­able parts, and the exit section. Erection and commissioning supervision is also part of the scope of supply.The width range produced on the continuous caster is to be extended from a previous maximum of 2,200mm to 2,800mm and the thickness range from 355mm to 400mm. The plant will be designed for an annual production capacity of 2Mt and will be equipped for twin casting, which is used for slab widths between 900mm and 1,290mm, and a maximum thickness of 250 millimeters.The first cast is scheduled for December 2019.
      PubDate: 2018-05-18T17:25+00:00
       
  • Spanish steelmaker upgrades beam blank caster
    • Abstract: The six-strand machine, built by Concast in 2000, casts billet, bloom and beam blank sections of various sizes. It was originally designed for a nominal capacity of more than 1Mt/yr, provided with a prepared seventh strand and the possibility to increase production accordingly. The seventh strand is now going to be equipped with a CONDRIVE oscillation drive for beam blanks and the primary water cooling plant will be upgraded.CELSA chose to install a new generation of mold oscillation mechanism: the CONDRIVE electrical direct drive, which is part of SMS Concast’s Industrie 4.0 portfolio. CONDRIVE technology is based on the principle of a direct servo drive motor. The system is virtually maintenance-free and provides excellent precision in controlling oscillation torque. Unlike other drive systems for oscillation (including hydraulic servo cylinders), the CONDRIVE combines simple design with online adjustment and monitoring of the oscillation curves.Installation of the new equipment is planned to be completed by the end of 2018, and CELSA plans to install the CONDRIVE on all other strands after a trial period.
      PubDate: 2018-05-18T16:11+00:00
       
  • Korean steelmaker buys Danieli Q-Melt technology
    • Abstract: EAF#3 is to be fitted with Danieli Q-Melt technology.According to Danieli, Q-Melt is the latest evolution of its automatic control concept for the EAF melting process.The suite of Q-Melt products comprises Q-Reg Plus dynamic electrode regulator with arc coverage control and slag foaming detection; Lindarc in-situ gas analyser with TDLAS laser spectrometer; and Melt-Model process control and optimiser.The core of the system is the Melt-Model that automatically identifies deviations in process-controlled variables and corrects them according to the best possible practice, to avoid losses or wasting of available energy sources.This will be Danieli’s first Q-Melt in Korea. Installation is expected by September 2018.Danieli and SeAH Besteel have an established relationship going back 30 years.
      PubDate: 2018-05-18T15:48+00:00
       
  • Kardemir orders off-gas cleaning systems from Primetals Technologies
    • Abstract: Each plant, supplied by Primetals Technologies, can treat 400.000 Nm2/hr of sinter off-gas and is claimed to reduce SOx by over 90% and deliver low dust emissions.The plants are designed to use sodium bicarbonate as desulphurisation agent except for the plant installed at sinter plant 3, which will be upgraded in due course. with Primetals Technologies to supply two new Meros off-gas cleaning plants for Kardemir´s sinter plants No. 1 and No. 2, and to upgrade a previously ordered Meros plant at sinter plant No. 3. Each Meros plant is able to treat 400.000 Nm³/h of sinter off-gas, reducing SOx by more than 90% as well as delivering extremely low dust emissions. The two new Meros plants are designed to use sodium bicarbonate as desulphurization agent, while the existing system installed at sinter plant No. 3 will be upgraded to employ sodium bicarbonate instead of lime in the future. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for the engineering, supply of key equipment and advisory services for cold and hot commissioning.Start-up of the Meros plants is expected by the end of 2018. 
      PubDate: 2018-05-18T15:19+00:00
       
  • Danieli’s Gianpetro Benedetti given prestigious award at AISTech
           2018
    • Abstract: Mr Benedetti's leadership has been instrumental to a long series of technological breakthroughs for steel production, in particular for minimill operations. Among his many achievements have been the world's first endless casting-rolling plant for long products, the MI.DA Micromill process, and the DUE Danieli Universal Endless process for continuous thin-strip casting and rolling.According to Giovanni Arvedi, president of Finarvedi SpA, Mr Benedetti 'followed an original path to technological development revealed in various applications in the long products sector, and also in the flat products sector, more particularly in the thin slab casting area.'Randy Skagen, outgoing president of the AIST, noted in his citation at the awards ceremony that Mr Benedetti, through his perseverance, expertise and strategic vision, 'has guided the company to achieve global prominence by striving to lead the technological evolution of the steel industry'.Mr Benedetti is the holder of numerous patents for steelmaking machines and processes. Over 80 inventions have been registered under his name.
      PubDate: 2018-05-15T16:33+00:00
       
  • Karataev steps down as NLMK acting CFO
    • Abstract: The largest integrated steelmaker in Russia is currently considering candidates for the CFO role.Grigory Fedorishin, NLMK group president and CEO, commented: “Sergey Karataev made a significant contribution to the development of NLMK’s financial function. He oversaw improvements to the debt structure, and the successful execution of projects aimed at developing and streamlining internal business processes. Sergey also set in motion the implementation of hi-tech finance solutions, such as robotic transactional process automation. I would like to thank Sergey for his work and wish him every success in his new role.”NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States, and its steel production capacity exceeds 17Mt/yr.
      PubDate: 2018-05-15T15:46+00:00
       
  • April US import permit applications increase 11.2%, says AISI
    • Abstract: These figures come from the US Commerce Department’s most recent Steel import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) date and are reported by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).Import permit tonnage for finished steel in April was up 17.6% to 2.92Mt (net tons) and for Q1 2018 total and finished steel imports were 12.6Mt (net tons) and 9.76Mt (net tons) respectively, up 2.9% and 3.0% from the same period in 2017.The estimated finished steel import market share in April was 29% and is 26% year-to-date, according to the AISI.Finished steel imports with large increases in April permits versus the March final figures included line pipe (up 75%), heavy structural shapes (up 68%), sheets and strip all other metallic coatings (up 65%), reinforcing bars (up 59%), tin plate (up 59%), hot rolled bars (up 40%), sheets and strip hot dipped galvanized (up 31%), and cut lengths plates (up 13%).  Products with significant year-to date increases compared with the same period last year include plates in coils (up 42%), hot rolled sheets (up 42%), line pipe (up 28%), mechanical tubing (up 25%), oil country goods (up 23%) and hot rolled bars (up 13%). In April, the largest finished steel import permit applications for offshore countries were for South Korea (434kt, up 37% from March final), Turkey (201kt, up 50%), Vietnam (131kt, up 61%), Taiwan (127kt, up 61%) and Germany (126kt, up 71%).  Through the first four months of 2018, the largest offshore suppliers were South Korea (1.38Mt, up 14% on last year), Turkey (531kt, down 46%) and Japan (491kt, down 6%). All figures quoted are net tons.
      PubDate: 2018-05-14T06:55+00:00
       
  • World crude steel production for March 2018 up 4%, says worldsteel
    • Abstract: World crude steel production was 426.6 Mt in the first three months of 2018, up 4.1% compared to the same period in 2017. Asia produced 294.1 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 4.6% over Q1 2017. The EU produced 43.1 Mt, up 0.9% and North America’s crude steel production for the period was 29.5 Mt, up 1.9% compared to Q1 2017.In China, crude steel production for March 2018 was 74.0 Mt, an increase of 4.5% compared to the same period last year, while India produced 9.2 Mt, up 5.3% compared with last March. Japan produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in March 2018, an increase of 2.2%, and in South Korea crude steel production reached 6.1 Mt in March 2018, up 4.7% on last year's figure.In the European Union, Italy produced 2.3 Mt of crude steel, up 1%, France produced 1.4 Mt, up 1.5%, and Spain produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel, down 4.1% on March 2017.Turkey’s crude steel production for March 2018 was 3.4 Mt, up 7.6% on March 2017.The USA produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in March 2018, an increase of 5.3% and in Brazil, crude steel production for March 2018 was 3.1Mt, up 7.6% on March 2017 figures.The crude steel capacity utilisation ratio of the 64 reporting countries in March 2018 was 74.5%. This is 2.2 percentage points higher than March 2017. Compared to February 2018, it is 0.9 percentage points higher. 
      PubDate: 2018-05-09T12:56+00:00
       
 
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