Steel Market Summary – Australia

May 17, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia EAF Delay Increases Whyalla Woes  Further problems are besetting the Whyalla steelworks which has been unable to produce steel since mid-March when its 60-year-old blast furnace was damaged during a re-start following maintenance. Now, Liberty Steel Australia, the owner of the Whyalla operations, has announced that a […]

SMS-Aust 6 May

May 6, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia The Green Theme Is Gathering Steam Australia´s second largest pension fund, the $280 billion Australian Retirement Trust, has announced it will stop investing in most thermal coal companies from July onwards. Whilst the decision will not have a direct impact upon the steel industry in Australia, it […]

SMS-Aust 18 Apr

April 18, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia World Steel Demand To Enter Growth Period Earlier this month the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, announced his plan for Australia´s manufacturing sector as our country and the world respond to the challenges of climate change and international supply chain disruptions. The details of the ambitious Future Made […]

SMS-Aust 5 April

April 5, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Australia Receives Embarrassing Anti-Dumping Ruling A panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has found that duties imposed by Australia in a steel products dispute with China were flawed. Canberra has accepted the ruling. The problem here is not so much the size or nature of the […]

SMS-Aust 18 March

March 18, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia Cooling Economies Deflate Steel Prices As the first officer said to the captain on board the Titanic: “Sir, I have this sinking feeling.” So too, international steel prices are sliding downward, the impact of which on the Australian domestic market will be interesting to observe. A key […]

SMS-Aust 6 March

March 6, 2024 Steel Market Summary – Australia To The Biggest Go The Spoils In January, the Australian Federal Government announced BlueScope Steel would receive $136.8 million of taxpayers´ money to help with its ongoing business: specifically, the reline of its No. 6 blast furnace. In mid-February, BlueScope Steel announced a net profit after tax […]

SMS-Aust 18 Feb

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, […]

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-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. […]