Shanghai steel futures extended the upward momentum to trade around CNY 5,800 a tonne in late September, the highest since mid-May and getting close to a record of CNY 6198 hit earlier this year. Environmental curbs in China’s Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces hit steel mills, with production falling in September and August as the top producer is attempting to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. Also, a strong rebound in demand for manufactured goods from cars and appliances to pipes and cans is putting additional pressure on prices. On the other hand, the Evergrande debt crisis raised concerns about a fall in demand from the property market as the sector accounts for over a third of steel consumption in China.

Historically, Steel reached an all time high of 6198 in May of 2021. Steel - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on September of 2021.

Steel is expected to trade at 5608.86 Yuan/MT by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 5266.32 in 12 months time.

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Price Day Month Year
Gold 1,750.23 7.66 0.44% -2.26% -5.90%
Silver 22.41 -0.079 -0.35% -6.09% -1.98%
Copper 4.28 0.0525 1.24% 0.37% 44.01%
Steel 5,811.00 -47.00 -0.80% 12.64% 60.35%
Iron Ore 109.00 2.00 1.87% -26.35% -6.84%
Lithium 165,000.00 3,000.00 1.85% 48.65% 323.08%
Platinum 978.98 -9.92 -1.00% -1.75% 15.58%

Steel Rebar is mostly traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange. The standard future contract is 10 tons. Steel is one of the world’s most important materials used in construction, cars and all sorts of machines and appliances. By far the biggest producer of crude steel is China, followed by European Union, Japan, United States, India, Russia and South Korea. The steel prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our steel prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.