Monday, August 30, 2010

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Friday, August 20, 2010

World steel production forecast to 2014

Looking ahead to 2014, MEPS have just published a world steel production forecast.


Moving from world 2009 crude steel production of 1.23 billion metric tonnes, global crude steel output in 2010 is forecast at almost 1.4 billion tonnes. Worldwide crude steel output in 2014 is anticipated by MEPS to be over 1.6 billion tonnes.


For further information, visit MEPS at


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Steel industry conference line-up

As the holidays come to a close, so a new steel industry conference season line-up is beginning to emerge. Planned events in the coming months include:

9th International Stainless & Special Steel Summit
Tue 7 Sep 2010
Known as the world's leading gathering of high-level executives involved in stainless and special steels and their raw materials throughout the world, the annual conference

13th Central & Eastern European Steel Conference
Mon 13 Sep 2010
Now in its 13th year the Metal Bulletin Events' Central and Eastern European Steel Conference will once again promote dialogue between leading steel producers, purchasers and manufacturers. Meeting in the industry hub of Prague, this established event ...

McCloskey Steelmaking Raw Materials Conference 2010
Tue 28 Sep 2010
McCloskey look forward to seeing you at the Steel Making Raw Materials Conference 2010 in Hong Kong where we will debate the strategies required by producers ...

3rd South African Ferro-alloys Conference
Wed 29 Sep 2010
One of a kind, Metal Bulletin Events' South African Ferro Alloy Conference 2010 will for the 3rd time create the forum to discuss the future of one of the world's most important sources of alloying elements ...

SteelBB World Steel Raw Materials Conference 2010
Thu 30 Sep 2010
2010 is poised to be a landmark year for steel making raw materials - industry specialists from around the world will address SBB's inaugural Steel RMO conference, providing knowledge and insights into this radically changing landscape.

Powder Metallurgy 2010
Sun 10 Oct 2010
The World PM2010 Technical Programme will feature leading powder metallurgy presentations covering all aspects of the Powder Metallurgy Industry, including Metal Injection Moulding, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous components and materials. The parallel World PM2010 Exhibition will contain ...

CRU 4th North American Steel Conference
Mon 1 Nov 2010
The 4th North American Steel Conference will once again bring together consumers, steel mills, fabricators, service centers and financial analysts. The event presents a unique opportunity for delegates to meet and hear from senior-level representatives from companies involved in the North American steel market, both on the user and supplier-side. More than 250 high-level del...

14th Annual Met Coke World Summit
Mon 1 Nov 2010
The 14th annual Met Coke World Summit 2010 conference will feature an unparalleled line up of over 30 speakers to provide you with critical business intelligence needed to succeed in the dynamic coke, coal, and steel sectors. Taking place November 1-3, 2010 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh ...

Fabtech 2010
Tue 2 Nov 2010
FABTECH is the largest event in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe, welding, and finishing equipment and technology. In 2010, the event returns for the first time in four years to the Southeast! More than 22,000 buyers and sellers from around the world will gather at Georgia's World Congress Center in Atlanta to...

Thu 11 Nov 2010
A four-day marathon of opportunity highlights the products and technologies associated with the whole supply chain of Eurasia's foundry and iron-steel production and processing industry at the 10th International Iron-Steel & Foundry Technology, Machinery and Products Trade Fair

26th International Ferro-alloys Conference
Sun 14 Nov 2010
Looking for new business in ferro-alloys? Metal Bulletin Events invite you to the 26th International Ferro-alloys Conference. The conference is the major fixture in the ferro-alloys calendar and represents a not-to-be-missed educational and networking opportunity

CRU 13th World Stainless Steel Conference
Tue 16 Nov 2010
What will you learn by attending the 13th World Stainless Steel conference in Paris? You will understand how the relationship between stocks and orders differs regionally; hear the latest trade data for stainless steel products; analyse the outlook in the seaborne stainless steel scrap market ...

Metalex 2010
Wed 24 Nov 2010
Located in the heart of ASEAN, the magnet of global foreign investment, METALEX sets future industrial trends in terms of policies, investment, and commercial developments; and has become the industrial icon that all industry professionals must participate in ....

8th Steel Success Strategies Conference
Mon 29 Nov 2010
It's been a turbulent time in world steel markets and the downturn has resulted in a number of new paradigms in global steel. Steel mills and producers, suppliers of raw materials, semi-finished products, end products, technology manufacturers, financiers, investors and service suppliers from Latin America, Canada, USA, Europe, Africa, India, China and Japan: The A-Z of the ...

14th Middle East Iron and Steel Conference
Mon 13 Dec 2010
Acknowledged as the largest and most important event on the regions calendar, Metal Bulletin Events' 14th Middle East Iron and Steel Conference will bring together leading steel producers, government officials, miners, traders and end-users ...

Full details of all leading steel sector conferences may always be found on our steel industry conferences page and on the event list page.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Steel industry news headlines [free]

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Steel price history - free graphs

Our website now shows several steel price charts online. To see the recent prices for ferrous scrap, pig iron, billet, slab, hot rolled coil or rebar, just visit

All charts are shown with the compliments of international steel industry consultants MCI.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Correction - steel prices to stay flat ...

We quoted an FT report on 31st March suggesting 'Steel prices set to soar...'

Four months on, we wish to correct this perspective. Our current best estimate is that steel prices will stay more or less flat for the next 12 months. This is because of slower-than-expected world economic growth, and relatively low steelmaking capacity utilisation rates in the coming months ...

For the latest [free] steel price forecasts 12 months out, please visit

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