• Commerce rescinds review of OCTG imports Dec 11, 2013

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rescinded its anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of certain oil country tubular goods from China from May 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013.

  • ITC schedules full review of pipe and tube imports Dec 11, 2013

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a full five-year review of anti-dumping duty orders on imports of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from China, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey and a countervailing duty order on the same product from China.

  • Schedule set for nickel-plated flat-roll steel probe Dec 11, 2013

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) said that in the final phase of its anti-dumping duty investigation of imports of certain steel products from Japan, a prehearing staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record March 18.

  • HSS mills said looking to cut rebates for 2014 Dec 11, 2013

    Hollow structural sections (HSS) mills are pushing hard to reduce tonnage-based price rebates for next year, market sources told AMM.

  • OCTG, line pipe drive steel exports higher in Oct. Dec 11, 2013

    U.S. steel exports jumped 10.9 percent in October to nearly 1.03 million tonnes from 927,189 tonnes the prior month, buoyed by oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe shipments to Canada.

  • Mexico’s steel sector backs plan to verify steel imports Dec 11, 2013

    Mexican steel association Canacero has backed a government program to verify the import origins of 113 steel products in order to fight unfair trade practices.

  • Keystone lifts wire rod $30/T Dec 11, 2013

    Keystone Steel & Wire co. will increase wire rod prices by $30 per ton ($1.50 per hundredweight) with all shipments effective Dec. 30, the mill said in a Dec. 10 letter to customers.

  • China’s steelmaking hub hit with more pollution control measures Dec 11, 2013

    Many steelmakers in Wu’an, Hebei province, have scaled back production at their rolling mills in response to temporary pollution control measures imposed by the local government.

  • GM, Chrysler OK pickling technology Dec 10, 2013

    General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC have approved strip steel processed by the Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) technology.

  • Surge in steel purchases dips, but tags stick Dec 10, 2013

    Purchasing managers bought more steel in November compared with October, according to an Institute for Supply Management survey, likely in anticipation of higher prices as well as reflecting an upswing in new orders and backlogs.

  • Alton names former Essar exec as new chief Dec 10, 2013

    Steel bar manufacturer Alton Steel Inc. has chosen James Hrusovsky to succeed Charles Linnemeyer as chief executive officer.

  • JSW’s crude steel production up in Nov. Dec 10, 2013

    JSW Steel Ltd., India’s largest steel company, produced 1.07 million tonnes of crude steel in November, up nearly 28 percent from 837,000 tonnes in the same month last year, the company said Dec. 9.

  • China’s Nov. daily crude steel output falls, but growth seen ahead Dec 10, 2013

    China’s daily crude steel output fell last month to the lowest level this year, but one government-backed think tank sees growth ahead.

  • MMFX offers new high-strength rebar product Dec 10, 2013

    High-strength rebar company MMFX Steel Corp. of America is looking to expand its share in the commercial construction market with the introduction of a new product, the company announced Dec. 10.

  • US raw steel output rebounds 0.9 percent Dec 10, 2013

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,829,000 net tons last week, rebounding 0.9 percent from an eight-month low of 1,812,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 76.3 percent.

  • Beam buyers left guessing on chances of hikes Dec 09, 2013

    Two seemingly opposed market developments last week have left structural steel buyers guessing on the chances of a price increase.

  • Byer Steel divests structural steel unit Dec 09, 2013

    Rebar mill and fabricator Byer Steel Group has sold its structural steel division to service center Benjamin Steel Co., the buyer announced Dec. 9.

  • Former SRI president William Heenan dies Dec 09, 2013

    William M. Heenan Jr., former president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) and general manager of tin mill products at U.S. Steel Corp., died Dec. 6. He was 65.

  • Cliffs assessing production impact from Mich. mine fire Dec 09, 2013

    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is still evaluating the damage from a Dec. 2 fire at its Empire Mine in Michigan.

  • Metals employment rises, but some still wary Dec 09, 2013

    Metals industry employment rose in November, but some steel industry sources said they remain reluctant to hire now and in the future.

  • Drilling increases in US, Canada Dec 09, 2013

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by 12 last week.

  • US delays ruling vs. Turkish rebar Dec 09, 2013

    The U.S. Commerce Department has postponed to Feb. 19 its preliminary determination on countervailing duty investigations regarding imports of Turkish rebar.

  • Tenaris orders tube plant for Texas mill Dec 09, 2013

    Tenaris SA has ordered a 9⅝-inch seamless tube plant with an annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes from Mönchengladbach, Germany-based SMS Meer GmbH for its new oil country tubular goods (OCTG) mill in Bay City, Texas, SMS Meer said.

  • Russian steel import prices to fall Dec 09, 2013

    Minimum prices for imported Russian hot-rolled steel will fall 2.9 percent across the board in the first quarter of 2014, the fifth consecutive quarterly decline under the amended suspension agreement.

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