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Metals Commodity Coverage

Price forecasts covering ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including steel, copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel, rare earths, precious metals, and more.
For more than 40 years, our team has assisted the purchasing community with critical data, expert insight and proven forecasting models covering global metals markets and the key factors that drive them. We provide a rigorous analytic framework to provide clients with a comprehensive look at price formation. Armed with a better understanding of suppliers' cost structures and market dynamics, clients can negotiate prices effectively, reducing supply chain costs and boosting the bottom line.
Procurement officers, contract professionals and cost estimators leverage this service to:
  • Monitor prices and pinpoint the best times to make key purchases
  • Understand the driving factors of price change in key alloys
  • Negotiate contract escalation clauses
  • Benchmark prices and assess purchasing performance
  • Prepare budgets and financial reviews with accurate price forecasts

What’s included?

Industry Analysis

Understand costs and empower negotiations with:

  • Price forecasts for 50+ mentals concepts
  • Segmented reviews of prices, supply and demand by industry and geography
  • Dynamic tables outlining market conditions
  • Access to the latest analysis of industry trends
Commodity and Concept Coverage
Ferrous Metals
    Raw materials
  • Coking Coal
  • Iron Ore
  • Raw Iron
  • Iron and Steel Smelting
  • Heavy Melt Scrap #1/#2
  • Shredded Scrap
  • Billets
  • Variable Production Costs

    Steel flat products
  • Carbon Plate
  • Cold Rolled
  • Hot Rolled
  • Hot Dipped Galvanized Sheet
    Steel long products
  • Concrete Reinforcing Bar
  • Wire Rod (Mesh Quality)
  • Merchant Bar
  • Structural
    Fabricated metals
  • Architectural and structural metals
  • Boiler, tank and shipping container
  • Casting
  • Cans, drums and pails
  • Hardware
  • Ferrous forgings
  • Metal windows &doors
  • Metal tanks
  • Pipe and Tubing
  • Primary Products
  • Screw, nuts and bolts
  • Tools
    Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Aluminum
  • Gold
  • Rare Earths
  • Cobalt
  • Lead
  • Scrap, Smelting and Pressing
  • Copper
  • Molybdenum
  • Tin
  • Ferro-Alloys
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Forgings
  • Palladium
  • Wire & Cable
  • Foundries
  • Platinum
  • Zinc
  • Stainless Products
  • Stainless Sheet (304)
  • Special Quality Bar (1018)
  • Ferrochrome
  • Ferro-Manganese
  • Ferro-Silicon
Forecast Horizon & Updates

Horizon: Up to 10-year outlook

Updates: Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly

Tools and Calculators
The Cost Analyzer
The Cost Analyzer allows for deep insight into past and future price changes so you can cut spending, assess your buying performance and favorably negotiate purchase contracts. Providing input cost breakdowns for metals, the Analyzer enables clients to:
  • Analyze/Alter/Combine individual data series relevant to your business questions in a dedicated workspace
  • Export the data in refreshable Excel workbook or PowerPoint to plug into existing models, tools or applications for further analysis
  • Perform margin analysis on supplier industries
  • Customize or alter 500+ pre-built cost models to check the competitiveness of a supplier's price
Alloy Cost Calculator
  • Provides cost breakdowns for 300+ alloys and specialty steels regionally for North America, Europe, and Asia in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Allows quick assessment of metal alloy costs using the latest pricing & purchasing forecast

The Burden Wage Calculator
  • Estimates fully burdened wages for over 400 US industries including the manufacturing and service sectors. 
  • Enables customize industry wrap rates by state and occupation providing more insight into detailed industry labor and associated overhead costs. 
  • Combines the latest price and wage forecasts from P&P with data from the US Census of Manufacturers to produce a time series of wrap rates as well as fully burdened wages. 
  • Available as an add-on service.
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China 
  • Europe
  • France 
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy 
  • Japan 
  • Russia 
  • South Africa 
  • Turkey
  • United States

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