钢厂参与期货市场的积极性正在逐步提高。钢厂参与期货交易的目的，主要是锁定原料成本、锁定销售价格或者锁定生产利润。他认为，企业进行期货套保，要根据自身的经营情况，考虑原料库存、成品库存、生产成本等方面。一般情况下，企业若存在成品销售压力或者原料采购需求，则需要考虑管理价格风险。但如果说企业现在的销售或采购并没有太大问题，那么并不一定非要采取保值的动作。就当前而言，建议企业考虑综合的利润水平以及自身的库存水平，采用期货或者期权工具参与投资保值。至于具体的套保策略，根据市场行情变化，视企业所在区域、钢材品种等情况决定。The enthusiasm of steel mills to participate in the futures market is gradually increasing. The purpose of steel mills participating in futures trading is to lock the cost of raw materials, the selling price or the production profit. He believes that enterprises should take stock of raw materials, finished products, production costs and other aspects into consideration when they carry out futures hedging. In general, if the enterprise has the pressure of finished product sales or the demand of raw material purchase, it needs to consider the management price risk. But if there is no big problem in the current sales or purchase of enterprises, it is not necessary to take the action of preserving the value. At present, it is suggested that enterprises should consider the comprehensive profit level and their own inventory level, and use futures or option tools to participate in investment hedging. As for the specific hedging strategy, it depends on the region where the enterprise is located and the type of steel according to the market changes.