R/€ = 16.02 Change: 0.22
R/$ = 14.09 Change: 0.25
Au 1244.41 $/oz Change: -3.90
Pt 802.71 $/oz Change: 21.80
 
 
R/€ = 16.02 Change: 0.22
R/$ = 14.09 Change: 0.25
Au 1244.41 $/oz Change: -3.90
Pt 802.71 $/oz Change: 21.80
 
 
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Vale says recent dip in global steel prices is temporary

6th December 2018 BY: Reuters

LONDON – Brazil's Vale, the world's largest iron ore miner, said on Thursday a recent dip in global steel prices is temporary due to overproduction in China ahead of winter output cuts.

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman told investors in London that global capacity utilisation in the steel sector has risen to 76% this year from 73% last year, indicating excess capacity in the sector is shrinking, giving steelmakers pricing power.

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He said capacity utilisation in China's steel sector is at 85 percent, indicating a healthy market poised to see prices recover next year.

China produces and consumes about half the world's steel. 

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EDITED BY: Reuters
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