MetalMiner Stainless Steel Market Pulse – Mixed Messages

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Our apologies for the delay in posting this week’s MetalMiner Stainless Steel Market Pulse results. We have a bag of mixed messages on the demand side of the equation with survey respondents reporting shorter lead times (a signal of weaker demand) and lower backlog but rising raw material costs driving some price increases as reported by Universal Stainless and Posco.

Listen in to this week’s numbers and conclusions:

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Next week marks the repeat of steel and we will have the opportunity to mix up the format to show some comparative numbers from five weeks ago. In the meantime, if you have any tips you’d like to share with us, drop us a line.

–Lisa Reisman

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