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March, 19th 2019

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China Steel Intelligence

Issue 35 06 Mar 2019

CSI: Chinese output data is wild and untamed

In a quiet month for Chinese data, we will take the opportunity to look at some of the revisions in official data, especially a mammoth change in Hebei. With a lack of quality data on the Chinese steel sector, the quirks and quandaries are key to understanding the market.

With ...

Issue 34 04 Feb 2019

CSI: China looks for a rebound

With China already on holiday for the Lunar New Year, this month’s issue is a two-parter. Looking at the longer term, we take a wider look as steel export volumes from East Asia.

Although these fluctuate alongside Chinese exports, 2018 saw a further breakdown of the trilateral trade between ...

Issue 33 09 Jan 2019

CSI: The state sets the tone in 2019

China has just come out of a year of volatility and high steelmaking margins. In 2019 however the volatility may stay but the margins are likely to shrink. China faces a wide array of challenges, of which the trade war with the USA is only one. Weaker consumer demand, indebted ...

Issue 32 05 Dec 2018

CSI: China pressures ease, for now

Chinese steel markets slumped through November with some of the most rapid declines in prices in months, and in some cases years. The start of December however saw a cease-fire in the US-China trade war which suddenly sent prices skyrocketing again, if only briefly. Both the sharp decline in prices ...