SteelMint: Mandi scrap index climbs amid supply crunch
SteelMint’s domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index rose by INR 900/tonne (t) to INR 42,550/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh on 3 June 2022. The scrap availability in the ...
SteelMint's domestic steel scrap (end-cutting) index rose by INR 900/tonne (t) to INR 42,550/t DAP Mandi Gobindgarh on 3 June 2022.
The scrap availability in the market is tight as supplies from the nearby markets are impacted ever since GST-checks by the government officials to eliminate unaccountable transactions have been launched.
Meanwhile scrap buyers have raised their bids in order to secure adequate supplies backed by a marginal rise in semi-finished steel prices.
On the other hand, a few small induction furnace units did not place any bids considering the highly fluctuating market.
Ship-breaking melting scrap prices in Gujarat's Alang market today increased by INR 600/t d-o-d.
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? 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.