Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Steel Strip, demand and pricing at the start of 2013

Economic actively, or the lack thereof, will make it difficult for the likes of ArcelorMittal to impose their proposed €20 increase (they tried to imposed a €40 increase in November).

Customers and service centres are very sceptical about price increases at a time of very poor demand.

The major European manufacturing countries describe demand as very weak, with little optimism from any areas.

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