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Ferrous Metals - Volatile landscape lies ahead in 2017

shredded ferrous scrap
Prices are a little better but looks like a bumpy year ahead.
That was the view of Sims Group Global Trade Corporation's William Schmiedel, given at the opening remarks of BIR's quarterly report for the BIR World Mirror on Ferrous Metals in February.


He went on to say, “As we go into a new year, it is always interesting to look in the rear-view mirror to see what we have gone through. Certainly 2016 could never be described as “sweet 16” as it was a year of heightened volatility and increased risk.

Chinese steel demand growth was stronger and capacity closures more aggressive than anyone may have anticipated. For instance, the Chinese government’s action in November to close all induction furnaces created quite a ripple through the country’s futures and other related markets.

While it is always good to hear of production rather than capacity cuts, the closure of these furnaces will take some time - partially because the government does not know how many there really are and also because local governments support them for employment and tax base purposes. Throughout 2016, the Chinese tightened controls for various reasons, including environmental, and forced steelmakers to idle capacity in order to avoid fines.

However, as soon as the central government loses its focus and moves on to something else, the mills increase production in order to maximise profitability".

Natuarally there was much more to his report which can be seen on the BIR website.

February 2017


Latest stories

First Trax shear baler goes to APM Metals Ltd
APM Metals Ltd of Sittingbourne, Kent are the first company in the United Kingdom to order the Lefort Trax shear baler. Trax is the new generation of shear baler which features twin tracks in place of the more traditional wheels.
Register Now for Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2017
Visitors can now register online to attend the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS), the free-to-attend pan-European exhibition and conference taking place at the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017.
Removing dirty fines improves returns
Enablelink Ltd, a well-known metal merchants formed in 2007 by Roy Millard, has just taken delivery of the UK’s first SPALECK Screen Deck designed specifically to extract dirty fines from scrap metal, leaving a clean final material.
IERC 2017 again hugely popular
The international e-waste sector again gathered for their annual congress in Salzburg, Austria; this year from January 17 to 20. The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 hosted some 480 participants and 60 exhibitors.
UNTHA’s largest four shaft shredder heads to LKM Recycling
UNTHA’s largest four shaft shredder has been installed at renowned waste management firm LKM Recycling.
Ferrous Metals - Volatile landscape lies ahead in 2017
That was the view of Sims Group Global Trade Corporation's William Schmiedel, given at the opening remarks of BIR's quarterly report for the BIR World Mirror on Ferrous Metals in February.
E H Hassell add Kramer range
Due to the continued success and growth over the last few years in the scrap metal, waste recycling and ports industries, E H Hassell & Sons have recently been appointed as a Kramer dealer to further increase their product range into these key markets.
Margins "still not sufficient" for stainless
Persistent problems are continuing to challenge stainless steel scrap processors and mill producers, not the least of which is that “margins are still not sufficient”. So said Uwe Dierkes of German company Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co. KG in his global market review at the BIR.