Steel Market Update: Insights, Analysis and The Road Ahead

14 May 2020

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The impact of COVID-19 has dominated the Australian steel industry to date this year and our big question is where to from here? What is next for both the domestic and international markets and how will COVID-19 affect your business for 2020?

This webinar, held on 14th May, provided ASA members and guests with detailed insight into the big issues shaping market conditions and a look forward to the likely trends, challenges, and forecasts emerging for the rest of the year.

Paul Bartholomew, Senior Managing Editor, Market Insight, Platts Steel Business Briefing (SBB), shared the latest research and views on issue including:

  • Uncertainty around cash flow and credit among end-users and distributors
  • Shocks to the supply chain and shifts in production and demand
  • Expectations for steel and iron ore prices and demand in Q3
  • International market insights – including the likelihood of China’s steel production rebounding in the second half of 2020


Paul Bartholomew

Paul Bartholomew

Senior Managing Editor, Market Insight Platts - Steel Business Briefing (SBB)

Paul is an industry expert with his finger on the pulse. He is responsible for leading Platts’ team of Asia-based analysts covering the steel and materials markets.