During September mills were successful in reducing scrap prices for the 6th consecutive time; whereas price reductions from April to August were moderate, those during September ranged from €20 to €30 per tonne, depending on the point of contract closure as well as the mill and scrap grade concerned. Despite the vacation period, the August production of crude steel in Germany was registered at 3.37 million tonnes, thus higher than production during July (3.22 million tonnes). More