• ISRI2018: Spotlight on Ferrous

  • Trade issues are front and center for ferrous scrap market participants, with large potential policy-induced ramifications for domestic steel production, scrap demand, and trade flows. While business sentiment in the ferrous sector has recently been bolstered by tax cuts, regulatory rollbacks, and a competitive dollar, the threats posed by a potential trade war, China’s incentivized steel exports, and the growing reservoir of Chinese ferrous scrap should not be overlooked. What will be the major drivers for ferrous scrap demand this year? Are domestic steel production capacity rates expected to rise? Will the current transportation bottlenecks improve anytime soon? watch our invited experts for their views on these and other vital questions.

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