IRON and STEEL
Scrap & Recycling
Eastern China’s largest ferrous scrap consumer - Shagang Jiangsu Steel group has slashed scrap purchase price today by RMB 60/MT (USD 9). Amid sharply falling finish steel export prices steelmaker has reduced scrap prices.
As per reports, Shagang is paying RMB 2,420/MT (USD 348) inclusive of 16% VAT for HMS (6-10 mm thickness) delivered to headquarter works situated in Zhangjiagang province in China, down RMB 60/MT as against last report of RMB 2,480/MT on 27th Nov’18.
In line with this, the prices for other grades of scrap also have come down by RMB 50-60/MT in last revision. It is paying RMB 2,520/MT (USD 363) for HMS 1 (thickness not less than 20 mm) while around RMB 2,320/MT and RMB 2,190/MT for melting scrap 4-6 mm & 2-4 mm thickness respectively. New prices stand at RMB 2,540/MT for charging scrap 1 and RMB 2,470/MT for HMS 2 (6-10 mm) inclusive of 16% VAT.
Domestic scrap prices tumble further in the major provinces - Following Shagang’s lead, leading scrap consumers like Maanshan, Zenith, Nanjing and Xingcheng steel reduced scrap purchase prices by RMB 50-60/MT in eastern China.
China's domestic rebar prices rebound, export offers fall - Recent Rebar prices in eastern China reported at RMB 3,800-3,830/MT (USD 547-551),ex- Shanghai, up RMB 30-70/MT from RMB 3,730-3,780/MT reported last. while export offers assessed at USD 490-500/MT, FoB China, down USD 20/MT in past two days.
Shagang Steel is one of the leading steelmakers in China and with an annual production capacity of 31.9 MnT iron, 39.2 MnT steel and 37.2 MnT rolled products.