During the traditional holiday month of August the mills increased their prices by EUR 25 - 35 per tonne in all areas, depending on scrap grade. Higher prices were achieved with some mills and also for special qualities.
The mills buying behaviour and traders expectancy, which traditionally assumes an upswing in demand with a corresponding price increase after the vacation period, results in a decreased inclination of selling interest of players. Scrap trade sentiment was positive as the economic press announced a slight general market recovery and the August demand for prompt scrap which had been suffering for months took a much welcomed upturn. In addition, several blast furnaces which had been forced to shutdown as a result of unfavourable market conditions were restarted during the month. However, uncertainty is growing as to the sustainability of the steel market development and the question remains as to how long the upward trend will last.
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Artikel vom: 31.08.2009 14:26