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🔥 Metal Market Trend Updates! 🔥

I trust this update finds you well and thriving. 🌟 In this month’s edition, we delve into the dynamic trends shaping the steel and scrap metal industry. Brace yourself for a thrilling ride through market fluctuations, where each dip and surge reveals a compelling narrative of opportunity.

📊 Month-to-Month Analysis 📈


📈 Bull Case 🚀

  • 🔥 Crude Steel Production: Currently at 77.0%, a decline since June 1st of 1.5%.

  • 📈Turkey 80/20 HMS: Increased from $379.50/MT to $390.30/MT. (an increase of 2.8%).


📉 Bear Case 🐻

  • HRC Lead Times: Stagnant at 3-4 weeks.

  • 📉 HRC May Futures: Slipped from $746 to $684.00 in May (a decrease of 8.3%).

  • 🌎 Steel Imports: Total and finished steel imports are up 8.0% and 5.5%, respectively, year-to-date vs. 2023.

  • China Shanghai Steel Rebar Prices: A decline from 3,519 to 3,301 CNY in June.

  • Copper Prices: A decline from $4.58 to $4.39 in June (a decrease of 4.1%).

  • Nickel Prices: A decline from $19,761.58 to $17,241 in June (a decrease of 12.8%).


📌 Noteworthy Observations 🧐


  • Buyer Pressure: Worthington Steel Flat Rolling Processing noted "Pricing slid week-over-week, driven mainly by buyers remaining on the sidelines and destocking. Hot roll coil pricing is in a wide range, and expectations are that there is still more downside pressure. Analyst pricing is somewhere in the $700-$720 range for hot roll, but those are averages, so most buys are thought to be below $700 ton. Some mills have shown resistance in pricing at the lower levels, but big buyers believe they can do much better; rumors of “deals” are all anyone wants to discuss."


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