Monthly Archives: July 2011
Demand, or a lack thereof, finally caught up with reality and HRC prices have crashed down to earth, dropping about $160/mt in the process. A lot of the earlier, pent-up demand happened because of “restocking” inventory. Guess what? Latest surveys of steel consumers show a high inventory level.
SteelOrbis Shanghai discusses iron ore prices, Chinese economic policies, and their effects on the Chinese and global steel industries with Haiming Qian, Managing Director of Shanghai-based steel and raw material trader Cumic Steel Limited.