Price Briefing: October 26 - November 1

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 02 November 2018

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Major Chinese steel mills cut their crude steel output mildly in the middle of October, while their finished steel inventories continued to rise.

China’s government has begun a new round of environmental inspections of heavy industries. Magnesia prices are expected to stay firm while the main production centres in Liaoning...

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