Steel outlook reports

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Steel outlook reports

27 August 2020

Global steel short-term outlook August 2020

Commodity Market Report

Global steel short-term outlook August 2020

Chinese steel production will exceed one billion tonnes this year. Blast furnace utilisation rates are up to 95% – they cannot produce more. Even t...

31 July 2020

Global steel short-term outlook July 2020

Commodity Market Report

Global steel short-term outlook July 2020

Chinese steel makers were surprisingly resilient in the first half of 2020. We expect Chinese steel demand in the second half of 2020 to be weaker,...

17 December 2020

Steel markets - short-term outlook - December 2020

Commodity Market Report

Steel markets - short-term outlook - December 2020

Chinese steel output is poised to reach or even surge above 1,050 million tonnes in 2020. Going into 2021 steel demand will be supported by recover...

30 June 2020

Global steel short-term outlook June 2020

Commodity Market Report

Global steel short-term outlook June 2020

Chinese steel production barely missed a beat throughout the pandemic induced lockdown. Steel demand suffered, but has picked up – and grown – sinc...

30 November 2020

Steel markets - short-term outlook - November 2020

Commodity Market Report

Steel markets - short-term outlook - November 2020

In Europe, new Covid restrictions will not impact steel demand to the same degree as earlier in the year – but green economic recovery plans are sh...

29 May 2020

Global steel short-term outlook May 2020

Commodity Market Report

Global steel short-term outlook May 2020

Global crude steel production was decimated in March and we expect downward revisions to estimates published in April. Production has responded qui...

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