Steel is the infrastructure of the duct fabrication industry, which is why it makes sense for us to keep an eagle eye on all the factors that influence its price and availability to duct manufacturers. Enter our new steel report section on SNIPSmag.com. There you’ll find in depth analysis on all the latest news about tariffs on steel and other metals as well as profiles on some of the country’s most well-known steel producers. In order to kick off this new section, we called on Wood Mackenzie — a global energy, chemicals, renewables, metals and mining research and consultancy group — to give us a five-point analysis on how a burgeoning tariff-fueled trade war between the U.S. and China will affect materials such aluminum, copper, steel, nickel and the global economy.
By Wood Mackenzie Principal Economist, Jonathan Butcher