Forecasting horizon

The horizon for our alloy surcharge forecasts depends on the according calculation system for the different product types.
The following forecasting horizons have proven to be effective for a reliable forecast:

For tool steel: 3 months ahead of publication
For all other groups: 2 month ahead of publication

The horizons mentioned above may change according to the base periods of the producer alloy surcharges.

Our projections are adjusted to the actual values every day and updated in case of deviation.
This increases the accuracy of our alloy surcharge forecasts day by day.