China produces for than half of the world's steel and as such even small movements in export percentages can have a profound effect on the global steel market. Between 2014 and 2016 a small dip in internal demand causes a huge spike in exports to countries all over the world which in turn put downward pressure on prices.

Since then, despite record levels of Chinese production, export volumes have been comparatively subdued as internal demand has held up and various countries have enacted anti-dumping measures for some Chinese products. Given the effects Covid-19 is having on demand levels for certain products, Chinese exports are an important metric to keep an eye on over the coming months.

ISSB Ltd. has a long history of being a trusted partner, providing steel statistics to companies within the industry, suppliers and consuming sectors, consultancies, UK Government, and financial and investment businesses.

An annual subscription to our new Trade Enquiry System will allow you full access to our world leading database which includes import and export data with further granularity in the form of 8 or 10 digit codes for 35 countries. We also have port details for five countries and other products such as raw materials, ores, other base metals and several other items.

The moment data is added to our database, you can be notified by email and then download the data in Excel for further analysis, users also have the option to view the data in graph/ chart format to see any changes in trends. There are many options available to our subscribers, including a bespoke report writing service, so we can work closely with you to meet your specific requirements.

Whatever your steel and metals data requirements, we can help. Just let us know and we will work with you to deliver what you and your business needs.

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