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Using TSI explained


Contract Negotiations

  • Let The Steel Index provide ‘price discovery’ services for you
  • Have complete confidence that our quoted prices are average transaction prices available during the reporting period; not market hearsay
  • Independent, industry-accepted reporting of prices: ideal for two negotiating parties to use
  • Regular, weekly steel prices with average delivery lead-times, weekly scrap prices and daily iron ore prices
  • Fully downloadable on-line data history; customise reporting periods and harmonise volume units and currencies automatically

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Tracking import/export threats and market opportunities

  • Receive reliable price information on a consistent basis for different regions around the world
  • Spot emerging pricing trends
  • Identify opportunities in the global market place
  • Chart multiple products and markets against domestic prices to spot differentials opening up
  • Select small date ranges for greater sensitivity in trends
  • Volume units and currencies harmonised automatically

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Benchmarking

  • Discover if you are lagging, norming or outperforming the industry
  • Download The Steel Index price history for your product/ market
  • Chart your data against ours
  • Compare your purchasing or sales with cross-industry peers
  • Act on that comparison information

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Price Risk Management

  • Prevent runaway margin erosion on fixed price contracts
  • Gain access to spot prices, without exposure to spot market volatility...
  • ...with the safety-net of contracts (certainty of supply, price certainty, regularity of supplier, etc.)
  • Focus on value-added (product premiums, service etc.)
  • Improve supplier/customer relationships
  • Gain a ‘time dividend’ – put your freed-up negotiation time to better use

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Platts acquired the Steel Business Briefing Group, a leading information provider to the global steel market through its two core businesses, Steel Business Briefing (SBB) and The Steel Index (TSI) in July 2011. The acquisition of the SBB Group enables Platts to provide customers and the markets with the benefit of a larger, highly experienced editorial team, a dramatically expanded number of price assessments and a far more expansive product and conference mix. Click here for more information