TITLE

U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals

PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Metals;2003 1st Quarter, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Industry Profile
DOC. TYPE
Industry Overview
ABSTRACT
The article presents statistical information on various metals and metal products. Economic activity is slow in most of the world, limiting demand and pricing for steel. Steel supply is modestly in surplus, although balance is quickly being restored. Price increases designed to pass along higher input costs failed miserably in recent months, but the effort is likely to return. Mills truly are facing increased costs, and will have to realize higher prices to maintain profit margins. However, with demand as soft as it is, no price increase will stick without a cut in supply, meaning lower production.
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14620690

 

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