Flat Steel Pricing Report ​2024​: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data

Flat Steel Pricing Report ​2024​: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data

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Flat Steel Prices December 2023

Category Region Price
Flat Steel Metals USA 3479 USD/MT
Flat Steel Metals China 1858 USD/MT
Flat Steel Metals Germany 3125 USD/MT

In the fourth quarter of 2023, the price of the flat steel in the USA reached 3479 USD/MT by December. Similarly, in China, the flat steel prices hit 1858 USD/MT in the same month. The Germany also saw flat steel prices reaching 3125 USD/MT during Q4 2023.

Flat Steel Price Trend, Market Analysis, and News

IMARC’s newly published report, titled “Flat Steel Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data,” offers an in-depth analysis of flat steel pricing, covering an analysis of global and regional market trends and the critical factors driving these price movements.

It encompasses an in-depth review of spot prices at major ports, a breakdown of prices including Ex Works, FOB, and CIF, alongside a region-wise dissection of flat steel price trend across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

The report examines the elements influencing flat steel price fluctuations, such as supply-demand dynamics, geopolitical factors, and industry-specific developments. Additionally, it integrates the latest market news, providing stakeholders with up-to-date information on market shifts, regulatory changes, and technological advancements, thereby offering a comprehensive overview that aids in strategic decision-making and forecasting.

Flat Steel Price Trend

Flat Steel Market Analysis

The global flat steel market size reached US$ 518 Billion in 2023. By 2032, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 750.08 Billion, at a projected CAGR of 4.20% during 2023-2032.

  • An article published in 2023 on the website of the World Bank shows that around 50% of the population resides in urban areas, which is expected to increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion by 2045. Developing nations are experiencing rapid urbanization, which results in the construction of more commercial and residential buildings. These constructions are dependent on flat steel on account of its strength and versatility.
  • Governing agencies of several countries are developing infrastructure to increase connectivity and provide facilities for their citizens. Roads, bridges, airport, and railways, all require flat steel in a large quantity for their framework and structure.
  • The market share is expanding due to the development of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) and ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS). This variant of steel is catering to the demand of people for more durable and lighter materials in several industrial applications.
  • To enhance the properties of flat steel, there are innovations going on in steel manufacturing processes like hot-dip galvanizing and coating technologies. These innovations also help in making flat steel more corrosion resistant and durable against wear and tear.
  • The flat steel demand is further reinforced by the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) around the world. To reduce the weight of EVs and maintain structural integrity, there is a need for advanced steel grades. As people are highly preferring those vehicles that can help them save on fuels, key manufactures are using flat steel in the production of automobiles. As per the report of the IMARC Group, the global electric vehicle market is anticipated to reach 381.3 Million Units by 2032.
  • The flat steel production is showing an upward trajectory as a result of its utilization in manufacturing industrial machinery and equipment. The burgeoning mining, energy, and agriculture industries are highly dependent on machineries, which necessitates the use of flat steel in these industries.

Flat Steel News

The report covers the latest developments, updates, and trends impacting the global flat steel market, providing stakeholders with timely and relevant information. This segment covers a wide array of news items, including the inauguration of new production facilities, technological innovations, strategic market expansions by key industry players, and significant mergers and acquisitions that impact the flat steel price trend.

Latest developments in the flat steel industry:

  • In 2024, ArcelorMittal announced that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 65,243,206 shares, representing c.28.4% equity interest in Vallourec.
  • In 2023, Beijing Jianlong Group invested RMB 1.26 billion ($0.18 billion) in the acquisition of Xining Special Steel Co., Ltd. to increase its production of crude steel.

Product Description

Flat steel refers to steel items that are rolled into thin, flat shapes and come in a variety of thicknesses. These items include sheets, plates, strips, and coils. Flat steel is a basic material in a wide range of industrial and construction applications due to its high strength, durability, and adaptability.

It is manufactured using methods like as hot rolling and cold rolling, in which steel slabs are rolled through rollers to acquire the desired thickness and surface polish. To increase vehicle efficiency and safety, there is a requirement of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and ultra-high-strength steels (UHSS), which are highly durable variants of flat steel.

Regional Coverage

The report provides a detailed analysis of the flat steel market across different regions, each with unique pricing dynamics influenced by localized market conditions, supply chain intricacies, and geopolitical factors. This includes price trends and supply and demand trends for each region, along with spot prices by major ports. The report also provides coverage of ex-works, FOB, and CIF prices, as well as the key factors influencing the flat steel price trend. 

Global Flat Steel Price

The report offers a holistic view of the global flat steel pricing trends, reflecting the worldwide interplay of supply-demand balances, international trade policies, and overarching economic factors that shape the market on a macro level.

Europe Flat Steel Price

Europe's flat steel pricing trends are deeply affected by its stringent environmental regulations and the push towards sustainable and recycled materials. The automotive and aerospace industries in Europe, which demand high-quality specialty metals, further complicate the pricing landscape. Energy costs and the availability of renewable energy sources also significantly influence flat steel production costs. Additionally, the region's dependency on flat steel imports, coupled with fluctuating currency values, adds another layer of complexity to understanding price trends in this market.

Detailed price information for flat steel can also be provided for an extensive list of European countries.

Region Countries Covered
Europe Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, and Greece, among other European countries.

North America Flat Steel Price

In North America, flat steel prices are closely tied to technological advancements in extraction and processing techniques, which aim to reduce costs and enhance efficiency. The region's emphasis on defense and technology sectors, which require precise and high-grade metals, drives demand variability. Furthermore, trade policies, particularly those involving major trade partners like Canada and Mexico, heavily influence flat steel supply chains and pricing structures. The shift towards green energy and electric vehicles in North America also affects demand patterns for metals.

Specific data on flat steel prices within the United States and Canada can also be provided.

Region Countries Covered
North America United States and Canada

Middle East and Africa Flat Steel Price

The flat steel pricing trends in the Middle East and Africa are increasingly impacted by infrastructural developments and investments in the construction and transportation sectors. The region’s political climate and its effect on operational stability and security are also crucial in determining price trends. Additionally, the Middle East's strategic initiatives to diversify away from oil dependency and invest in mining and metal production capabilities are reshaping its market dynamics. In Africa, the availability of resources combined with foreign investment in mining projects heavily influences local and global flat steel supply and prices.

Region-wise data and information on specific countries within these regions can also be provided.

Region Countries Covered
Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco, among other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Asia Pacific Flat Steel Price

In the Asia Pacific region, flat steel pricing dynamics are significantly influenced by robust industrial growth and expanding manufacturing sectors, particularly in China and India. The region's high demand for metals is driven by its active construction industry and increasing investments in infrastructure projects. However, supply disruptions due to geopolitical tensions and regulatory changes in mining practices also play a critical role in shaping price fluctuations. Additionally, trade policies and import-export tariffs continue to impact the cost structures and availability of flat steel, making the Asia Pacific market a complex environment for price trend analysis.

This analysis can be expanded to include detailed flat steel prices for a comprehensive list of countries within the region.

Region Countries Covered
Asia Pacific China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hongkong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, among other Asian countries.

Latin America Flat Steel Price

Latin America's flat steel market is predominantly influenced by its rich natural reserves, particularly in countries like Chile and Brazil. However, political instability and inconsistent regulatory frameworks can lead to significant volatility in flat steel prices. Infrastructure challenges and logistical inefficiencies often impact the supply chain, affecting the region's ability to meet international demand consistently. Moreover, economic fluctuations and currency devaluation are critical factors that need to be considered when analyzing flat steel pricing trends in this region.

This comprehensive review can be extended to include specific countries within Latin America.

Region Countries Covered
Latin America Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, among other Latin American countries.

Report Coverage

Key Attributes Details
Product Name Flat Steel
Report Features Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Demand, Industry Supply, Gap Analysis, Challenges, Price Analysis, and Segment-Wise Assessment.
Currency/Units US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency) or Metric Tons
Region/Countries Covered The current coverage includes analysis at the global and regional levels only. 
Based on your requirements, we can also customize the report and provide specific information for the following countries: 
Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hongkong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand*
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece* 
North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru*

Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco*

*The list of countries presented is not exhaustive. Information on additional countries can be provided if required by the client.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report presents a detailed analysis of flat steel pricing, covering global and regional trends, spot prices at key ports, and a breakdown of ex-works, FOB, and CIF prices.
  • The study examines factors affecting flat steel price trend, including supply-demand shifts and geopolitical impacts, offering insights for informed decision-making.
  • The competitive landscape review equips stakeholders with crucial insights into the latest market news, regulatory changes, and technological advancements, ensuring a well-rounded, strategic overview for forecasting and planning.
  • IMARC offers various subscription options, including monthly, quarterly, and biannual updates, allowing clients to stay informed with the latest market trends, ongoing developments, and comprehensive market insights, ensuring they remain at the forefront of the flat steel industry.

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