US imports down 2.8% for September

US imports down 2.8% for September

30th October, 2020

Figures released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) show that the USA imported a total of 1.25Mt of steel in September 2020 including 1.16Mt (NT) of finished steel, down 2.8% and 1.1% respectively, versus August final data. [All quantities in this article are net tonnes]

G20 leaders urged to address global steel excess capacity

G20 leaders urged to address global steel excess capacity

30th October, 2020

Ahead of a virtual G20 Leaders Summit next month, the EU, along with 29 members of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC), has called upon G20 leaders to address the massive global excess capacity in steel production.

UK steel industry relief over EU tariff rate quota allocations

UK steel industry relief over EU tariff rate quota allocations

30th October, 2020

Proposed Tariff Rate Quota allocations for UK steel exports into the EU from 1 January 2021 have been published by the European Commission – much to the relief of the UK steel industry.

Latest issue: October 2020

October 2020

I’ve always loved the American attitude. Whenever I find myself stateside, away from the negativity and whinging of British people, it’s refreshing to note, and wallow, in the life-affirming positivity emanating from the Americans. America has its problems right now, and I’m sure there’s plenty of anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, which, sadly, has taken over 200,000 American lives, but still, despite such tragedy, the people exude a healthy optimism.

One thing I missed this year was AISTech 2020, which would have taken place in Cleveland, Ohio. The virus put paid to that (as it did for every live event organised throughout the world), but the guys at AIST won through and one of the key moments of the AISTech live event – the Town Hall Forum – went ahead…