Imagine a buyer purchasing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of steel, several years ahead, for building an energy transmission pipeline or a wind turbine. Changes to the supply and demand balance mean the price could sink or surge by the time the steel is delivered. Or steelmaking raw material costs could balloon, meaning the mill can no longer honour delivery at agreed prices. The ramifications of non-performance can obviously be huge, not just for the steel buyer, but the whole supply chain and viability of projects.

This exclusive Argus insight paper explores why increasing number of companies are linking prices to a market reference — such as an assessment, index or futures price.

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