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SteelMint: India's domestic steel scrap index falls by INR 400/t tracking finished steel movements

SteelMint’s domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index declined by INR 400/tonne (t) to INR 40,800/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh. Limited business activities on account of...

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3 Nov 2021, 17:20 IST
SteelMint: India's domestic steel scrap index falls by INR 400/t tracking finished steel movements

SteelMint's domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index declined by INR 400/tonne (t) to INR 40,800/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh.

Limited business activities on account of the festive season is leading to poor offtake in the finished steel segment. This is resulting in marginal corrections in semi-finished and scrap prices with lower bids placed by induction furnace units.

However, a few standalone structural steel manufacturers expected that semi-finished prices would witness a downtick in the very near term due to poor sales volumes considering the current scenario. On the contrary, other players feel scrap shortage and higher input costs may result in marginal improvement in semi-finished prices in the short term.

Further, larger units are not booking imported scrap considering higher prices amid a longer lead time. Current offers for HMS 80:20 of Middle East origin are at $490-495/tonne which translates into a landed cost of INR 40,500-41,000/t DAP against domestic scrap available at INR 36,800-37,200/t.

Today, 12 sets of trades, indicative prices/bids/offers were recorded in the publishing window.

The Index also derives the HMS 80:20 scrap (Heavy, Med), and CR Sheet cutting prices traded in the region.

Scrap Grade and Spread Calculation: (Mandi Gobindgarh)

Prices in INR/t, DAP (Delivered at Plant)

To see SteelMint's Melting Scrap Assessment, pricing methodology and specification documents, Click here

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? India's National Steel Recycling policy mentioned that the efficient use of scrap for steel production becomes very crucial for India as 35-40% share has been envisaged from scrap-based steel production in the journey of 300 mn t pa by 2030. This shall increase the requirement of steel scrap sharply from the present level of around 30 mn t.

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.

To provide feedback on this index or if you would like to contribute by becoming a data partner, please contact - info@steelmint.com.

 

3 Nov 2021, 17:20 IST

 

 

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