SteelMint: India's domestic steel scrap index rises by INR 300/t on semis' buying
SteelMint’s domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index increased by INR 300/tonne (t) to INR 42,500/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh. The main factor supporting the uplift in...
SteelMint's domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index increased by INR 300/tonne (t) to INR 42,500/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh. The main factor supporting the uplift in scrap prices today was the slight price improvement in sponge iron amid healthy semi-finished steel transactions, which urged buyers to raise their bids.
A few trade participants feel semi-finished product prices would sustain at the current levels due to higher price offering from the nearest markets which could ultimately boost scrap prices too.
Currently, mills are running as per the movement of material while rebar and structural mills are running for 10-12 hours in a day due to lack of future bookings amid uncertainty in prices, as per market sources.
Today, 13 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)
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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? 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.
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