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Recycled Steel


Small Mills, Big Flexibility

Steel, as a commodity, is known to be significantly volatile, especially from a manufacturing demand standpoint. US steel production swung on average 4.3% a year from 2003 to 2007, and 26.9% thereafter.[1] That’s a big problem for companies in the industry, specifically integrated steel mills, which account for 69% of global production.[1] The energy costs and structural stresses associated with starting and stopping these enormous facilities mean they can’t react quickly to changing demand, leading to reduced margins or losses. Steel mini-mills, on the other hand, are constructed to be much more responsive to fluctuations in demand, which has made them more appealing and less volatile than their larger counterparts. As global infrastructure spend increases in the coming years, companies involved in the steel business count see sustained demand for their products and related services.[4] See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
46.4% Steel Processing & Products 10.5%
23.6% Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (DE) RS 18.7%
13.9% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.6% 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
2.8% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
1.9% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
0.6% 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
45.3% Minimills 3.7%
20.1% Steel Dynamics Inc. STLD 5.1%
17.5% Nucor Corporation NUE 3.8%
7.7% 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
8.3% Steel Recycling 1.0%
8.3% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
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