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A View from the Top

Summit Steel President Ross Bushman offers a weekly summary of data and observations regarding the metals industry news, market conditions and their global and domestic impact.

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August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

General Business Conditions Index Largest Monthly Decline on Record

General Business Conditions Index Largest Monthly Decline on Record The headline general business conditions index largest monthly decline on record plummeted twenty-six points in June, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey for June 2019 [...]

May 2019

Consumer Confidence Index Improved The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in May, following an increase in April. Consumer confidence posted another gain in May and is now back to levels seen last fall when the index was hovering near 18-year [...]

US-Imposed Tariffs Ended on Steel and Aluminum Imported from Canada and Mexico

US-Imposed Tariffs Ended on Steel and Aluminum Imported from Canada and Mexico US-imposed tariffs ended on steel and aluminum imported from Canada and Mexico. Just in from the Wall Street Journal 2:48pm 5/17/19: The Trump Administration has reached agreements with Canada and [...]