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  • Global crude steel output up in October Nov 20, 2013

    Global crude steel output rose 6.6 percent in October from a year earlier to 134.26 million tonnes on the back of gains in most major steel-producing regions, according to World Steel Association (WorldSteel) data.

  • China unlikely to be global steel export hub, Eder says Nov 20, 2013

    China’s weak cost position will keep it from becoming a hub for global steel exports, Voestalpine AG chief executive officer Wolfgang Eder said.

  • Commerce issues ruling on steel nail imports from China Nov 19, 2013

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued its final results of an expedited sunset review of an anti-dumping duty order on certain steel nails from China.

  • ThyssenKrupp closes in on sale of Calvert Nov 19, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp AG is in exclusive negotiations with a potential buyer for the Calvert, Ala., assets of its Steel Americas operations, including a long-term slab supply contract, the company said Nov. 19.

  • Cheap rebar imports hit mills’ margins Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. rebar producers’ margins on operating income fell in the first six months of 2013 compared with the same period last year, according to a report released by the International Trade Commission (ITC), as domestic producers lost market share to importers.

  • US stainless shipments increase: MSCI Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. service center shipments of stainless steel rose last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Electrical steel trade case to proceed: ITC Nov 19, 2013

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled unanimously in favor of anti-dumping and countervailing trade petitions brought by domestic steel producers Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) and AK Steel Corp. against imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from seven countries.

  • ExlTube raises prices for standard pipe Nov 19, 2013

    ExlTube Co. is raising its prices for A53 grade B standard pipe products by $40 per net ton effective with shipments Nov. 25.

  • Mills confident about latest HSS hike Nov 19, 2013

    Mill sources are confident in the viability of the latest $20-per-ton ($1-per-hundredweight) hollow structural sections (HSS) price increase.

  • Bradford, Heffernan launch metals industry consultancy Nov 19, 2013

    Metals industry veterans Chuck Bradford and Jack Heffernan have joined forces to launch an independent consultancy focused solely on the industry.

  • Independence, ExlTube lift HSS prices Nov 19, 2013

    Independence Tube Corp. and ExlTube Co. have raised prices for hollow structural sections (HSS) by $20 per ton effective with shipments Dec. 16.

  • US manufacturing set to improve: economist Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. manufacturers and their metalforming, fabricating and finishing vendors will see sales rise during the first half of next year, with 2015 bringing even stronger results, an economist told participants at the Fabtech conference in Chicago.

  • Ruukki expands into North American market Nov 19, 2013

    Finnish specialty steelmaker Rautaruukki Oyj (Ruukki) is expanding its presence in the North American market, opening offices in the United States and Canada and increasing its product offerings, the Helsinki-based company said Nov. 19.

  • US raw steel production rebounds 1.5% Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,856,000 net tons last week, rebounding 1.5 percent from 1,829,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 77.5 percent.

  • Capital goods imports worry Latin America steel industry Nov 19, 2013

    The Latin American steel industry is concerned about the large influx of capital goods into the region, mainly from China.

  • Latin American push for economic integration to target steel Nov 19, 2013

    Latin American countries could seek economic integration to improve regional market conditions, with steel at the forefront, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).

  • Venezuela kicks off its 1st tender for Sidor EF slag Nov 19, 2013

    Venezuela’s industry ministry has launched an international tender for the sale of slag generated by state-owned mill Siderúrgica de Orinoco CA’s (Sidor’s) electric-arc furnace.

  • Sabre opens steel testing center Nov 19, 2013

    Sabre Industries Inc. has opened a lattice tower and tubular steel pole testing facility, Sabre/Brametal Testing Services LLC, at its headquarters in Alvarado, Texas.

  • Steel inventories expected to remain lean Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and Canadian service centers’ steel shipments rose in October, but inventory levels were mixed, Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data show.

  • Nucor-Yamato workers treated at hospital Nov 18, 2013

    Several Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. workers were treated at a local hospital after a chlorine-related incident Nov. 17, Blytheville, Ark., fire chief Mike Carney said.

  • Rotec shut by storms, most unscathed Nov 18, 2013

    Most metal companies appear to have been spared the wrath of the severe weather that ripped through the Midwest Sunday and left at least eight people dead.

  • Five mills increase HSS $20/ton Nov 18, 2013

    At least five tubular product mills are increasing prices by $20 per ton effective with shipments Dec. 16.

  • Benteler orders line for La. OCTG mill Nov 18, 2013

    Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH has ordered a quench and temper line for its Shreveport, La., seamless oil country tubular goods (OCTG) facility.

  • Voestalpine’s US subsidiary closed by tornado Nov 18, 2013

    A tornado halted operations at Rotec Group’s manufacturing site in Indiana Nov. 17, a spokesman for parent company Voestalpine AG told AMM sister publication Steel First.

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