X international conference CIS Metallurgical Raw Materials Markets – 2014
World raw materials quotations continue having strong influence on the price picture in the iron ore segment. On the other hand, permanent weakening of the finished products markets causes margin reduction of metallurgical companies’ profitability, which does not add optimism and leads suppliers to attempts of tying the contracts price with rolled steel cost. There still remains the question of supply and demand balance:
despite no significant changes in the iron ore supply structure in CIS domestic markets are expected this year, scheduled launching of new capacities in the last quarter will make its adjustments to demand and supply balance in 2015.
The situation remains also difficult on the pig iron market. Export orientation of the segment and sharpening of competition in the world force CIS manufacturers to update production plans in order to reduce supplies volumes. However, blast furnaces utilization rate, reduced in recent years, does not leave sufficient space for such a maneuver. Only manufacturers of special pig iron grades, due to the product’s specificity, and vertically oriented holdings, fully provided with its own raw materials, can feel more or less confident.
Opposite trends dominate in the steel scrap segment – demand and supply balance shifts towards deficit. The main reasons are: a marked capacity increase because of new facilities commissioning and reduction of natural scrap collection due to the depletion of easily accessible secondary materials. The catalyst of negative trends comes out the finished products markets’ stagnation which does not give consumers a chance to impact on the supplies volumes with the most effective method – increasing the purchases’ prices. Moreover, taking into account the growing lack of material in the domestic markets, the chance of introducing artificial constraints of raw materials export flows significantly increases.
Will the metallurgical raw materials producers be able to develop a more universal pricing formula? How will the domestic markets balance change in 2014 and how much will these changes affect the quotations? What are the prospects for situation development in CIS raw materials markets?
All these and many other questions will be discussed in the framework of X international conference “CIS Metallurgical Raw Materials Markets 2014”
Factors to impact on demand and pricing in the raw materials markets
CIS steel production outlook in the current economic uncertainty
Current state and prospects of domestic and export markets development: iron ore, pig iron, coking coal and ferroalloys
Scrap markets features
Metallurgical raw materials seaborne and rail transportations
Special block “CIS refractory products”
Who should attend?
Vertically integrated holdings (iron & steel producers)
CIS and international raw materials producers and traders (Iron ore, pig iron, HBI, coking coal and coke, ferroalloys, scrap, refractory products)
EAF and rolled steel producers
Consulting and analytical agencies
Surveyors /Banks /Investment companies
Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa,
65 let Pobedy Street 50, Adler District,
Sochi, Krasnodar region,
Benefits of attending
A unique networking place, spotlighting the most remarkable issues of the CIS metallurgical raw materials industry
Content-driven conference program
Vast opportunities to network and do business with key CIS metallurgical raw materials producers