Steel Market Summary – Australia

February 19, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Green Steel Edges Closer To An Economic Reality The management of a fundamental source of Australia´s economic prosperity should – and will – change in the very near future, according to two eminent Australians. Renowned economist, Professor Ross Garnaut, and economic public policy expert, Professor Rod Sims, […]

Steel Market Summary – International

February 7, 2024 Steel Market Summary – International The Swirling Currents Of Global Steel Trade Amid the shifting fortunes of the post-pandemic steel world, India´s growing status as a producer and consumer holds the most intrigue. Whilst still a long way behind China´s 2023 crude steel production level of 1,019 million metric tonnes, India´s 140.2 […]

SMS-Aust 7 Feb

February 7, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Steel Industry Receives $200M In Clean Energy Drive The Federal Government has announced the allocation of $200 million in total funding to BlueScope Steel and Liberty Steel Australia (parent company of InfraBuild) as part of its Powering The Regions Fund. The grants are the first to be […]

SMS-Aust 18 Jan

January 18, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Cricket Season Weighs On Market Activity By mid-January, a lot of people have somewhat reluctantly returned to work. However, with the cricket season still in full flight, their thoughts remain on captain Pat Cummins, or on the beach or at backyard bar-b-ques. In these entirely understandable circumstances, […]

SMS-Int Jan24

January 5, 2024 Steel Market Summary – International Volatile Year Ahead As Nippon Steel Buys US Steel New Year´s resolutions and predictions for the year ahead often fade into obscurity even before we reach February. But this doesn´t stop us making them. However, the wisest forecast to make is always: “It´s hard to predict…” And […]

SMS-Aust 5 Jan

January 5, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Year Ahead Has Plenty Of Pot-Holes And Potential The Christmas gift that keeps on giving is the rally in the iron ore price. Its January 2 level of $141 m/t (seen in our graph) represents a 30% premium on its January 3 price of a year ago. […]

SMS-Aust 18 Dec

December 18, 2023 Steel Market Summary – Australia Rising Sentiment And Prices At Year´s End There is enough encouraging data circulating in the steel world – and the world at large – to feel optimistic about 2024. True, the upward trend in steel prices is not generally welcomed, unless you are the seller. However, rising […]

SMS-Int Dec23

December 6, 2023 Steel Market Summary – International Gentle Hint Of Optimism Enters The Market The November rally in international stock markets reflects the growing belief that central banks around the world have finished with rate rises. And some sharp declines in the level of inflation in some developed countries gives further weight to that […]

SMS-Aust 6 Dec

December 6, 2023 Steel Market Summary – Australia Market Direction Unclear Amidst Mixed Messages According to the new governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Michelle Bullock, most Australian businesses and households are doing fine. Yes, she admitted, the RBA’s rapid rate hikes had hit households very unevenly, causing some “challenges” and creating a […]

SMS-Aust 18 Nov

November 18, 2023 Steel Market Summary – Australia Steel Prices Rise In Defiance Of Negative Global Sentiment Since Covid-19 suddenly appeared almost four years ago, the Australian steel industry has not been the master of its own destiny. First, the pandemic shut everything down; then the supply chain problems blocked everything up. The war in […]