Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in the third match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Batting first, debutant star Devdutt Padikkal (56) and AB de Villiers (51) scored 163 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team were able to score 153 runs in 19.4 overs at the loss of all 10 wickets. Virat’s team started the tournament with a win.
Indeed, it was exports that saw large primary steel makers through the peak lockdown months, with 60-80 per cent of their total production between April and August finding its way to various destinations, with China leading the pack.
Consequently, crude steel production fell a lower 27 per cent on-year despite a massive 38 per cent fall in domestic demand (April-August). The fall in production was far less severe for export-oriented primary manufacturers (20 per cent decline), compared with secondary steel makers (40 per cent), the Crisil Research report said.
However, the jump in exports – by as much as 400 per cent on-year in June — has come off peak since then, owing to easing of domestic lockdowns and some revival in economic activity, reclaiming domestic demand for steel.
For China, supply disruptions and elevated global iron ore prices led to higher steel imports in these months, given that it imports over 90 per cent of its iron ore requirement. While global steel prices were on a slide from end-February till June, iron ore prices soared, led by supply side disruptions, especially in Brazil and Australia.
Iron ore prices zoomed past coking coal prices – another first in the past 25 quarters. This prompted port-based capacities in China to import semis and process them further in order to save on increased iron ore costs.