China Domestic Prices

China Metals Weekly (CMW), August 31st newsletter reported that long products prices continued to move-up briskly on all product lines on a month over month (m/m), basis. Angles advanced 15.8% to $599 per ton, channels jumped 16.0% to $592. Beams rose 15.6% to $584. Wire rod priced increased 11.7% to $570 and rebar increased by [...]

Portland Cement Shipments

For the three months total (3MMT), ending April, national Portland cement shipments fell by 4.4% on a 3MMT year (y/y) basis. An -18.5%, 3MMT y/y decline in the Pacific region pulled down the national volume and growth. The Mountain region was the only census zone to record a 3MMT y/y increase (+2.4%). Portland cement shipment [...]