Flats and Slab

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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Higher local Indian CRC prices likely to be absorbed by market

Indian HDG exporters maintain prices amid poor trading, but expect strong rebound

Indian HRC exports come to near halt on rising demand recession fears in Asia

Local Indian HRC market weak due to fall in sales, anticipation of price correction

Indian local CRC prices maintain amid demand and strong outlook for automobile industry

Indian HDG exporters pull back discount sales, nudge prices up

Indian HRC export volumes surge, but price realizations below sellers’ expectations

High supply and weak demand depress local Indian HRC market, but mills’ outlook positive

Indian CRC prices edge up on rising bookings by integrated mills

Ex-Russia and ex-India HRC prices increase with new sales to Vietnam

Indian HDG exporters improve trades amid sales to Gulf ahead of holiday

Lower ex-India HRC prices result in export of 100,000 mt to Asia, Turkey

Local Indian HRC prices soften triggered by weak demand

Some Indian mills cut local CRC prices, well-booked re-rollers hold high prices

Indian HDG exporters refuse to cut prices further despite weak Gulf demand, exhausted EU quota

Indian HRC exports hit by weak Asian prices, reports of AD probe in EU

Indian standalone re-rollers hike CRC prices after closing long-term contracts

Local Indian HRC prices under pressure from rising supply as export sales poor

Indian HDG exporters improve sales in Gulf at lower prices, EU buying scarce

Indian HRC export prices retreat amid fall in Asia, weak sales to EU

Local Indian CRC markets upbeat as producers negotiate higher long-term supply prices with auto companies

Local Indian HRC prices inch up as market factors in expected base price hike

Indian HDG exporters push up prices amid renewed buying from EU

Ex-India HRC sellers find few takers in Asia, focus on Middle East and renewed sales to EU

Indian CRC prices supported by auto firms moving towards full capacity use

Local Indian HRC prices remain high, stray discounted sales ruled out as a concern

Ex-India HDG prices lower in response to soft bids from Gulf, sellers cut export allocations

Indian exporters sell HRC to Middle East and waiting for EU, avoiding low prices in Asia

Local Indian CRC prices maintain higher levels amid improved bookings from key users

Local Indian HRC tradable prices keep increasing as base prices have room to rise further

Ex-India HDG prices stable, some exporters provide discounts for deals in Gulf

Indian HRC exporters hope for improved prices after sales to alternative outlets

Local India HRC tradable prices up on expected further base price rise, easing of lockdowns

Local Indian CRC prices settle at high level though demand is yet to improve

India reacts to China’s export rebate removal

Indian steel mills begin hiking flat product base prices for June

Ex-India HDG price rebound amid signs of revival of buying from EU

Ex-India HRC prices down as sentiment among buyers bearish, mills not very aggressive

Local Indian tradable HRC prices rise on expectations of base price hike in June

Indian CRC prices stable, but stray discounted sales emerge from re-rollers

Ex-India HDG prices lose ground even as trading activity remains on hold

Ex-India HRC under pressure from Chinese competition, but major mills reject any big declines

Local Indian CRC surge further amid low availability, still higher global prices

Local Indian HRC prices gain as select producers hike base prices for second time in May

Lull in India’s HDG exports as lockdown restrictions compounded by west coast cyclone

Indian HRC exporters optimistic with prices higher despite fall in China, logistical issues

Indian CRC demand slowdown has no effect on local prices

Local Indian HRC prices strong despite negligible trading

Indian HDG exporters maintain aggressive strategy to push up prices to historical high levels

Ex-India HRC deal prices to Asia start to exceed $1,000/mt FOB, Q1 allocation rises

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