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    Demand, lead times bite deeper into flat-rolled

    Sep 30, 2016

    U.S. flat-rolled prices have lost further ground as demand remains in the doldrums and lead times for hot-rolled coil, in particular, are now extremely short, market participants said. More »

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    Brexit impact on US manufacturing overstated:

    Sep 30, 2016

    The impact on American manufacturing from Britain’s decision to exit the European Union has likely been overstated, a recent AMM poll suggests. More »

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    Primary aluminum output cuts threaten US defense

    Sep 30, 2016

    U.S. national defense systems could become reliant on offshore producers of primary aluminum amid a decline in North American output in the wake of Chinese overproduction, industry executives have warned the U.S. International Trade Commission. More »

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    Globally Speaking

    Sep 29, 2016

    AMM's Globally Speaking provides essential information for procurement executives, scrap traders and other participants along the steel supply chain who deal with China, Turkey and other Asian countries. It includes international prices for a range of products such as billets, rebar, hot-rolled coil and plate. More »

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    'Easy-to-get' US rod falls in line with scrap

    Sep 29, 2016

    U.S. wire rod prices have fallen in line with September scrap settlements, slipping some $20 per ton ($1 per hundredweight), according to market participants. More »

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    Water said running at Mingo Steel plant

    Sep 29, 2016

    Water is flowing through the pipes again at the idled steel mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio, according to a village official. More »

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    Worthington looks to benefit from wide steel gap

    Sep 29, 2016

    Worthington Industries Inc. was unable to take significant advantage of the wide gap between hot-rolled coil vs. cold-rolled and galvanized product during its fiscal first quarter despite benefiting from higher flat steel pricing, although opportunities to do so may lay ahead. More »

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    Titanium suppliers' views on aero demand mixed

    Sep 29, 2016

    Major titanium suppliers Alcoa Inc. and Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) have presented optimistic forecasts for titanium demand from the aerospace industry, but others remain cautious. More »

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    Schnitzer recycling unit outlook upbeat

    Sep 29, 2016

    Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. expects its auto and metals recycling business to generate higher operating income in the fiscal fourth quarter despite lower ferrous scrap prices and volumes. More »

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    Import rod tags tumble on scrap, US demand sag

    Sep 29, 2016

    Import rod prices have tumbled, with Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian rod now priced $10 to $20 per tonne less than Turkish material, which is assessed at $410 to $420 per tonne ($372 to $381 per ton), U.S. rod traders said. More »

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    Midwest aluminum premium rises with demand

    Sep 29, 2016

    The Midwest aluminum premium moved up this week as market participants noted an increase in spot inquiries for P1020 aluminum, as well as a willingness among consumers to purchase material at reduced discounts. More »

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    Line pipe may fall in face of year-end selling

    Sep 29, 2016

    Line pipe prices could slip in the fourth quarter as market participants fear a slowdown in new pipeline construction looms and distributors position themselves to minimize the impact of a Texas inventory tax. More »

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    Canadian shipowners groups agree to merge

    Sep 29, 2016

    The Chamber of Marine Commerce has agreed to absorb the Canadian Shipowners Association into its organization, unifying their promotion of commercial shipping interests in Canada and the United States, the groups said. More »

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