At the beginning of the month and in the light of the weak deep sea market, German consumers wanted to lower their offered prices by between €10 and €15 per tonne. However, strong demand from the mills showed an increase in demand compared to last month’s figures. According to the German Steel Federation (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl) September crude steel production was up 6.6% (just over 3 million tonnes) compared to August. More