India: Mandi scrap index slumps by 7% in single day
The steel industry was under extreme pressure today following the government’s decision to impose export duties on steel products. SteelMint’s domesti...
The steel industry was under extreme pressure today following the government's decision to impose export duties on steel products.
SteelMint's domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index plunged by INR 2,800/tonne (t) to INR 44,500/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh on 23 May 2022.
Sources said that, this week, steel manufacturers may see transactions in limited volume, as their primary objective would be to execute previous orders and collect payments.
Only indicative offers and bids were received in today's trading session. The participants stayed on the sidelines to observe the market scenario.
Today, 10 sets of indicative prices/bids/offers were recorded in our publishing window.
The Index also derives the HMS 80:20 scrap (Heavy, Med), and CR busheling scrap prices traded in the region.
Scrap Grade and Spread Calculation: (Mandi Gobindgarh)
Prices in INR/t, DAP (Delivered at Plant)
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What is SteelMint Indian scrap index - SteelMint's assessment of Mandi scrap reflects the prices of different melting HMS grade generated and traded in the domestic market. SteelMint gathers and verifies information from buyers and sellers active in the physical spot market. The data obtained by SteelMint, are normalized for yield, dimensions, density, location and other terms of trade to the specifications.
Why this index? In order to bring more transparency in domestic scrap prices in India, we have adopted this robust methodology to ascertain the price trends.
Methodology - Market data, including deals, bids, and offers that meet the delivery and quality criteria are considered for price assessments. The highest importance in the price calculation process is assigned to confirmed deals (T1) where either a buyer or seller has provided details of the transaction. Deals of only reputed and trustworthy producers and trading firms are included in the price collection and calculation process. Indicative prices, confirmed bids and offers are also considered valuable for the pricing process (T2). The index has been calculated using an average of T1 and T2 price inputs.
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