Metal Expert

About us


Who we are, what we do: We are an independent provider of comprehensive market information including news and analysis for steel products and steelmaking raw materials industries.

What we deliver: market intelligence.

Market segments: steel products – semis, long products, flat products; steel tubes & pipes; raw materials – iron ore, steel scrap, pig iron, HBI; coal; ferroalloys; stainless steel.

Regions: We carry out the research of the regional markets - CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Americas.

Information sources: We rely on the first-hand information obtained from phone surveys with market participants, which is thoroughly checked and analyzed thereafter. We analyse vast statistics and other data collected predominantly by our staff.

Our clients are producers and consumers of steel and raw materials, traders and service companies all around the world. Among them:

producers — ArcelorMittal, POSCO, Vale, BHP Billiton, Hyundai, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Gerdau, Voestalpine, Duferco, US Steel, Nucor, Salzgitter Mannesmann, Erdemir, EZDK, Esfahan Steel, Al-Tuwairqi, LUCCHINI, Riva, SAIL, Tata Steel, Severstal, ММК, NLMK, Evraz, Metalloinvest, Mechel, Metinvest, IUD, ТМК, ОМК, ChTPZ, Interpipe etc.

traders — Stemcor, Glencore, Cargill, Noble Resources, ThyssenKrupp Mannex, Sojitz, Carbones, LITAT, Liberty etc.

financial companies — BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch Securities, J.P. Morgan, Raiffeisen Centrobank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Barclays Capital, UBS, UniCredit Bank, ING Bank, Citibank, Renaissance Capital, VTB Capital, Sberbank etc.

Where we are located: Our head office and most employees are in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. We have partner offices in Russia and USA (they are mostly involved in sales).

We provide a wide range of the services : Our publications and services are divided into three groups - online, analytical and customized ones. Conferences, various advertising and promotion options are a valuable addition to this range.

Online information products help to monitor trends in the regional markets of steel products, raw materials, ferroalloys and coal.

Analytical reports are based on factor analysis, estimation of market structure and its balance, and are backed by price forecasts. All reports are divided into three main groups: monthly analysis, quarterly forecasts, long-term forecasts and bespoke research. The analytical reports are supplemented by statistical database with price series and volumes back to 2004.

Customized services offer in-depth market research conducted upon customer’s request and consulting services.