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Global steel supply summary

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Unlike 2015 where sagging demand was coupled with too much supply 2016 gave some hope to steel producers particularly towards the end of the year. In China stronger than expected manufacturing activity accelerated capacity closures soaring raw material costs and speculation have all led to a surge in steel prices that has had an impact worldwide. In fact global steel producers' operating margins saw a renewed rise as steel prices have grown faster than costs.After four consecutive years of cost reduction higher prices (most remarkably in H2 2016) for iron ore and coal have halted the decline in costs. Finished steel costs will rise 9% in 2017 as the full impact of higher iron ore and coal prices is felt.

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  • Executive summary
  • Location maps
  • Production
  • Costs
  • Margins

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:

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  • Weighted average finished steel operating cash costs
  • 2016 finished steel cost curve
  • 2016 weighted average plant operating margins - Finished steel
  • Asia Pacific steel plant coverage
  • Americas steel plant coverage
  • EMEARC steel plant coverage
  • Raw materials price outlook
  • Weighted average finished steel production operating cash cost - BOF and OH plants 2016
  • Weighted average finished steel production operating cash cost - EAF plants 2016

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  • Cash negative costed production 2016

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