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SteelMint: India's domestic steel scrap index rises by INR 400/t on supportive sentiments

SteelMint’s domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index increased by INR 400/tonne (t) to INR 45,300/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh on 23 Feb’22. A similar hike in...

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23 Feb 2022, 18:12 IST
SteelMint: India's domestic steel scrap index rises by INR 400/t on supportive sentiments

SteelMint's domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index increased by INR 400/tonne (t) to INR 45,300/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh on 23 Feb'22.

A similar hike in prices of semi-finished steel and sponge iron along with an improvement in trade dynamics across regions supported scrap prices.

Most market participants said that improved sentiments have prompted retailers to lift their previously booked finished material and place new future bookings. This is likely to keep the existing price level sustained for a specific period.

Meanwhile, a few other trade channels said that finished steel sales remained sluggish despite the considerable hike in raw material (ingots/billets/scrap) prices as only 50-60% of the material has been lifted despite stable production levels.

Today, 15 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 busheling 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.

 

23 Feb 2022, 18:12 IST

 

 

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