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Tariff-rate safeguard quotas, anti-dumping measures, geopolitical tensions and product quality and price are some of the key factors affecting the European steel market at present. Over the past few months, some of these issues have combined to sharply widen differentials between the highest and lowest-priced origins of HRC imported to the EU, which have been as high as €80/t in early 2024.

This background of widening premiums or discounts for various origins requires a more granular approach for assessing cif Italy HRC import prices, or the delivered cost of HRC imports to Italy. As a result, Argus is launching six new origin differentials for Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, India and Turkey — the most prominent suppliers of HRC to the EU market.
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