SMU Key Market Indicators

Premium Members benefit from access to Steel Market Update’s proprietary “Key Market Indicators” data. This data is compiled by SMU analysts and profiles the key market influences.

The value of our Key Market Indicators is they provide forward looking trend data impacting the steel industry. At this time there are 35 pieces of data which are analyzed as part of our Key Market Indicators package.

Our Indicators cover the General Economy with Consumer Confidence, Net Job Creation, Loan Demand and a number of other data points covering the subject.

SMU Proprietary Indicators are also included - SMU Steel Buyers Sentiment Index as well as our proprietary Service Center Apparent Excess/Deficit analysis.

We have one section each for Long Products and Sheet (including Plate). Each section has a minimum of six data sets which impact steel usage and help to define the market trend.

Our Key Market Indicators also include sections on various markets: Construction and Manufacturing which along with service centers covers the bulk of the market.

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