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What does a Trial membership to Steel Market Update include?

Steel Market Update's Trial membership gives you a three week trial of our Premium membership which includes full and unlimited access to our website as well as our Executive and Premium newsletter emails. The Executive newsletter is produced three times per week with information on current pricing, important market trends, news and analysis.  We also publish a Premium supplementary newsletter 3-5 times per month that you will also receive.

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Who is the target audience?

The Executive newsletters and membership are designed for professionals that are engaged in the steel business and need consistent up to date market analysis and pricing data.  The Premium supplement and website content are for those who are seeking more market analysis and data evaluation such as the CEO of a company.

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If you would like to preview just our Executive membership, we can arrange access for you during your Free Trial period (but only if you contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 1 800-432-3475).  Sign up for a Free Trial today and experience the benefits of SMU.  

See the table below for a full list of Steel Market Update membership benefits.

Executive and Premium Membership Benefits
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Executive Newsletter 3x Per Week
Supplemental Premium Newsletters 3-5x Per Month Premium Only
Limited Website Access
Full Website Access Premium Only
Members Only Section
Steel Prices  
Interactive Pricing Tool
Steel Price Indices
Price Estimator
Steel Pricing Momentum
Comparison of Price Indices (CPI)
Iron Ore Prices
Scrap Prices
Economic Data  
AHRI Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data
AIA Billings and Inquiries Index
Chinese Steel Trade Data
Chicago Business Barometer
Dodge Momentum Index
Durable Goods
Empire State Manufacturing Index
Housing Starts/Permits/Sales
Monthly Review
North American Rig Count
US Steel Production
World Steel Production
Apparent Service Center Inventory Excess/Deficit Premium Only
Steel Mill Furnace Status
All Website Tools/Resources
Import/Export Data
US Steel Imports
US Steel Exports
US Apparent Steel Supply
US Ferrous Scrap Exports
Survey Data  
SMU Steel Buyers Sentiment Index
SMU Steel Buyers Future Sentiment Index
Mill Negotiations
Mill Lead Times
Overall Market Demand Premium Only
Service Center Inventory Levels Premium Only
Inventory Buying Patterns Premium Only
Service Center Inventory Release Trends Premium Only
Manufacturer Purchasing History Premium Only
Access to Complete SMU Market Survey Results Premium Only
Access to Market Survey Result Archives Premium Only
Steel Market Indicators Table Premium Only
Automotive Production Premium Only
Chicago Fed Index Premium Only
Chicago Fed Mid-West Index Premium Only
China Economic Statistics Premium Only
Consumer Confidence Premium Only
Consumer Debt Premium Only
Currency Update Premium Only
Durable Goods Analysis Premium Only
Employment Net Job Creation Premium Only
Housing Data Analysis Premium Only
Industrial Production Premium Only
ISM Index Analysis Premium Only
US GDP Premium Only
US Service Center Analysis
Canadian Service Center Analysis


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