Recently, domestic steel production costs continue to decline. According to the cost model calculation, as of March 16, the cost of conventional carbon billet is 2922 yuan / ton, the cost of three-level thread is 3354 yuan / ton, the cost of ordinary carbon medium plate is 3308 yuan / ton, the cost of high-speed wire is 3291 yuan / ton, the cost of hot-rolled 3.0 is 3404 yuan / ton, and the cost of 1.0 cold rolling is 3721 yuan / ton. Compared with March 9, the production cost of the above steel varieties decreased by 41-55 yuan / ton.
From the various factors affecting steel production cost: raw material Market: in recent years, raw material transaction is not good, environmental protection has a significant impact on the steel mill to take delivery, ore and metallurgical coke are falling. As of March 16, compared with March 9, the average price of domestic iron concentrate decreased by 20 yuan / ton; The average price of imported ore decreased by 17 yuan / ton, while the average price of metallurgical coke decreased by 14 yuan / ton.
Since last week, the demand has recovered slowly, and the social inventory of special-shaped steel pipes has decreased. However, the inventory in the steel plant has increased, and the overall inventory is still at a high level. After the environmental protection speculation and postponement of production resumption, the market transaction is still weak. The cost continues to decline. There is more precipitation in the eastern area of junior high school this week, and the Federal Reserve will meet to discuss interest rates this week. Therefore, futures fell sharply on Monday, and spot prices generally fell. It is expected that the demand will continue to pick up, but the digestion of high inventory will take time. This week, the price of special-shaped steel pipe will be weak first and then strong, and the overall operation will be weak.