Steel Market Update’s Premium Members benefit from a wealth of market data collected through our unique market survey which is conducted twice per month. This proprietary data not only contains our sentiment and momentum data, but also mill lead times, mill negotiations data, market demand, and price movement. We identify and track market trends and key in on new developments as they occur.
SMU’s Market Survey is sent to approximately 600 companies throughout the United States and Canada. Participant populations include service centers and distribution companies (approximately 50% manufacturers and 40% service centers) as well as steel mills, trading companies, toll processors and suppliers to the industry (such as paint companies).
Premium Level members are able to access a large portion of the total survey results. The results are presented in a Power Point pdf presentation which requires Adobe to view. To reach the survey results click on the 'Latest Survey Results" item.
The graphic displayed to the left is an example of how buyers see mill negotiations and changes in the market during a six month period. The more willing the mills are to negotiate, the more movement there is in price. This particular graphic is available to our Executive as well as Premium subscribers.
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