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China Steel Intelligence

Issue: 59 Feb. 4, 2021

CSI: Steel sector consolidation finally within reach

China has been on a rollercoaster, not only in the last year, but the last twenty years. Now it is looking at the coming five years and is hoping for sufficient calm to achieve more of its goals in terms of restructuring and consolidating its growth. For the steel industry, …

Issue 58 Jan. 6, 2021

CSI: China slows down

China is trying to find a path between stimulus and reform, leaving markets volatile as they try to guess every turn in the road. China’s steel output will still increase in 2021, but demand is set to slow. As China sets its policies for the year and for the coming …

Issue 57 Dec. 7, 2020

CSI: China’s scrap imports may tighten global steel margins

In late November China began clearing away the existing framework for the import of ferrous scrap and replacing it with new standards which should allow freer imports from the start of 2021. At the same time, strong domestic demand and improving global steel sentiment have sent steel and raw materials …

Issue 56 Nov. 5, 2020

CSI: Do China’s plans bypass steel?

China’s Communist Party has laid out recommendations for the next Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), allowing analysts an insight into policy for the coming years. The role of steel remains uncertain however, as the focus has been elsewhere. Will steel be hurt or supported by shifting trends?
Domestic markets have strengthened in …