Flats and Slab Analyses

SteelOrbis provides the latest flats and slab prices and price trends via the flats and slab price reports and market analyses listed below. These flats and slab price reports are derived from actual flats and slab market transactions and they can also be viewed on a weekly basis by using the archive drop-down tool below.

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EU HRC market slows down ahead of holidays, lower import offers fail to attract buyers

Turkey’s coated and CRC prices still pulled down by low demand

Sentiment mixed in Turkey’s HRC market, but local and export prices still fall

Ex-China HDG offers up $10/mt amid better expectations, but caution prevails now

Local Chinese stainless steel prices soften slightly

Indian HDG exporters try to hike prices, but market weak amid widening offer-bid gap

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 31

Import slab prices in Asia fall further despite rebound in China’s HRC market

Turkey sees another big drop in local and import plate prices

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 31

Chinese CRC exporters prepare for price hikes after signing number of deals

HRC suppliers in Pakistan increase prices, deals sporadic amid slow demand

Ex-China HRC offers move up, strong fundamental improvement still doubtful

First Brazilian slab export deals for September shipment about to be closed

Vietnam’s import HRC market increases amid changing ex-China offers

Indian HRC sellers fail to clinch deals even amid increased competitiveness compared to China

Shagang Group cuts local medium steel plate prices by $74/mt for August

Indian steel mills begin announcing flat product price cuts for August

Ex-China stainless steel prices remain stable

Price slide continues for US HDG, Galvalume coil

Local Indian HRC trade prices come under renewed pressure as buyers retreat

Local Indian CRC prices stable amid better market activity, emerging imports weigh on outlook

Ex-China steel plate prices move sideways, supported by local gains

Shagang Group cuts local HRC prices by $89/mt for August

US sheet steel prices still falling as market searches for the bottom

Nucor announces $6 cwt. drop to plate prices

Lower Brazilian slab production reduces export availability

Global View on HRC: Buyers’ pessimism in most regions still affect producers’ prices

Local Romanian flats prices stable, negative mood emerges

Chinese domestic PPGI prices soften for thick specifications

Turkish retail flat prices began to fall due to lack of demand

HRC export offers decline in Brazil

Turkey’s local and export HRC prices fall amid tough business conditions

Import HRC offers to UAE remain under pressure

Indian HDG exporters manage to push limited volume trades after cutting prices

Ex-China HDG prices continue downtrend despite futures rises

Chinese stainless steel prices move down slightly

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 30

CRC import offers decline again in Brazil

Asian slab market stagnating as HRC demand poor

HRC import activity still slow in Vietnam, buyers expect further discounts

European HRC producers keep offers stable, but import prices still soften

Ex-China CRC prices soften further amid weak demand

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 30

US HDG, Galvalume coil prices still adjusting

Brazilian slab producers maintain focus on the domestic market

Buyers’ pressure increases in Turkey for local and import HRC

Ex-China HRC prices mainly stable, but mood improves on rises in local and futures prices

Indian HRC exporters forced to drop prices further due to weakening in key outlets

Ex-China stainless steel prices move sideways

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