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Steel Raw Materials

Outlooks, prices and breaking news covering the full steelmaking value-chain.

Building upon its widely respected metallurgical coal expertise, IHS Markit has expanded its coverage to include the industries of the other major steel feedstocks. The Steel Raw Materials service provides daily news content combined with strategic monthly analysis and forecasts of iron ore, scrap and other base steelmaking metals.

Our coverage allows coal producers, steelmakers, traders, infrastructure companies, governments and industry participants to stay informed on the most critical information in the global coking coal market. Our deliverables follow the tradition of daily reporting with a focus on market-moving news as well as strategic insight and long-term outlooks based on our unique and proprietary databases.

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Service Deliverables

Inside Steel Raw Materials
  • Breaking news on the met coal, iron ore and scrap markets.
  • Prices for met coal, iron ore, scrap and steel, including IHS Markit indices, as well as freight rates and port throughput costs.
  • Published on a daily basis.
Metallurgical Coal Monthly
  • Provides short- and long-term proprietary forecasts of steel demand, pig iron production, metallurgical coal demand (broken into Hard Coking Coal and Semi-soft/PCI).
  • Production outlooks, including discussion of existing mines and new projects.
  • Prices forecasts for the key price markers around the world.
  • Published on a monthly basis.
Iron Ore Monthly
  • Provides short- and long-term proprietary forecasts of iron ore supply, demand and price, broken into key qualities.
  • Production outlooks, including discussion of existing mines and new projects.
  • Published on a monthly basis.
Scrap Metal Monthly
  • Price forecasts for the key price markers around the world.
  • Provides short- and long-term proprietary forecasts of scrap metal supply and demand.
  • Published on a monthly basis.
  • Details the current state of hydrogen in steelmaking. Including the relative economics of hydrogen.
  • Published on an annual basis.
Related Feedstocks
  • Power and natural gas prices in key steelmaking markets.
  • Published on a quarterly basis.

Key Datasets - Understand fuel competition and steelmaking costs with access to:

  • European Wholesale Power Price and Spreads (published on a quarterly basis).
  • North American Power Market Outlook Tables (published on a bi-annual basis).
  • Asian Power Prices (published on a quarterly basis).
  • European Gas Long-Term Price Outlook (published on a quarterly basis).
  • LNG Prices: Asian term and Asian spot, refreshed quarterly, annual history and outlook, from historical and forecast LNG prices data sheet (published on a quarterly basis).
  • Hydrogen and Renewable Gas: Featured research (published on an ad hoc basis). 


James Stevenson

Dr. Stevenson is Executive Director and Research Lead for Coal, Metals, and Mining within IHS Markit. Previously he headed up analysis of Global Coal and before that North American coal. Dr. Stevenson's expertise includes supply-demand dynamics of coal and iron ore markets, price forecasting, mining, transportation, and export logistics and infrastructure. He also has extensive experience in trading and asset due diligence.Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Stevenson worked in commodity trading, most recently as Vice President, Coal Analysis at Mercuria Energy Trading, and before that as Coal Strategist at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. He also worked in the energy trading team, buying coal and selling power, at Eraring Energy in the Australian utility industry.Dr. Stevenson holds undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

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Mr. William May

Within the Pricing and Purchasing Service, he covers steel and steel raw materials and fabricated products, as well as trade and policy developments related to these commodity prices. The Weekly Pricing Pulse is a periodical that overviews commodity developments over the previous week. Mr. May formerly worked in commodity research at CRU in London covering the coking coal, iron ore and coke markets focusing on China. Earlier in his career, he managed his family firm through a refinancing process that spanned two years. Mr. May holds a BSc. in Geography from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and a Masters degree in mining engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom.

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Marian Hookham

Ms. Hookham is Associate Director with IHS Markit and leads the team responsible for the metallurgical coal daily report, Inside Coal and the weekly Australian Coal Report. She has over 19 years experience covering the coal sector, previously working for consultants Barlow Jonker and Wood Mackenzie as chief coal editor.Ms. Hookham focuses on Asian metallurgical coal markets and Australian coal supply, rail, and ports.

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Prasenjit Bhattacharya

Mr. Prasenjit has a total experience of 22 years in journalism, having started out with The Economic Times, Delhi, as a sub-editor in 1998. He has worked for a decade in Dow Jones Newswires and its sister publication The Wall Street Journal covering the Indian soft commodities, base and ferrous metals sectors in Delhi as well as the Asia-Pacific grains, rubber and palm oil markets in a four-year stint in Singapore. Prior to joining IHS Markit earlier in 2020, Prasenjit had worked for 7 years in international price reporting agency Argus Media, setting up and heading their ferrous price reporting and analysis desk in Singapore. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Delhi University and lives in New Delhi.

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