Platts Steel Markets Podcast
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Platts editors analyse the top steel news and pricing stories.
||Regional trends rule April steel scrap buy week in US||The US ferrous scrap buy week for April was very driven by regionally specific demand factors, from export markets to tight supply to aggressive buying from mini mills.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||US steel scrap dealers see largest single-month price drop since 2008||The February ferrous scrap buy week in the US had an unexpectedly large price drop, and 2014 was the lowest level of US scrap exports since 2006.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Atlantic steel raw materials markets update||Hector Forster, Platts editor for steel raw materials, provides an update on Atlantic met coal and iron ore pricing and procurement trends, along with current ferrous scrap pricing.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||European steel coil market: the impact of Ilva troubles and import offers||Platts editors discuss how the European steel coil prices have been impacted by the recent troubles at Italian integrated steelmaker Ilva and by the increase in imports, particularly from China.||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chinese steel demand slowdown puts pressure on prices||Platts steel editors analyze the latest outlook for steel use in China issued by the World Steel Association and its impact on prices of iron ore and scrap globally.||10/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Asian coking coal, iron ore market update||Platts Asia steel team discusses the implications for steelmakers' procurement behavior of low spot prices for coking coal and iron ore, and gives an overview of recent market conditions in the region.||6/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Interview: European macroeconomic outlook and the impact on the domestic steel industry||Platts interviews Jeroen Vermeij of Eurofer on the state of the European economy; the impact on the largest steel consuming sectors; industry specific issues such as overcapacity; and how steel producers can correct the supply and demand imbalance.||5/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Iron ore contract pellet premiums above $40/dmt in Europe||Platts European steel team discusses the recent increase in iron ore pellet premium prices and current market dynamics, along with Platts coverage of developments in the sector.||5/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||US steel sheet market still aching from harsh winter weather||Mike Fitzgerald, Platts editor, explains how the transportation of iron ore has been delayed by icy conditions in the Great Lakes region, which in turn has kept steel producers from operating at full capacity without the raw materials they require.||4/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Interview: China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute on outlook for steel industry in 2014||Platts interview with Li Xinchuang, President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute and Member, China Iron & Steel Association on how the country's steelmakers are expected to react to the issue of regulated pollution controls and the long term outlook for steel demand and prices.||3/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Steel long product segment slips to recent lows||Platts European steel editors on how the long-rolled steel segment has slumped to recent record lows in 2014, due largely to emerging markets' slowdown and oversupply in the MENAT/CIS regions.||2/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|