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

US sheet steel price uptrend “not impacted” by sideways scrap prices

Chinese domestic PPGI prices move up

Pakistani re-rollers accept higher HRC prices with reluctance

Formosa Ha Tinh postpones new HRC price announcement to next week

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

Ex-China HDG offers edge up slightly as local prices add $40/mt

Ex-China CRC prices rise amid higher local prices, capacity inspections

US import HRC prices from Turkey and Mexico

HRC export offers decline in Brazil

Turkey closes import deals for HRC, but mood generally cautious

Flexibility of Indian HRC suppliers pushes Emirati buyers to replenish stocks

Local flats prices fall in Russia, exports become challenging

US import HRC from Korea, Vietnam and Egypt becomes increasingly attractive

Local gains push ex-China HRC prices up despite slow demand

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

Local HRC prices weaken further in EU domestic, competitive sources surface

Indian HRC exporters back with sales to Vietnam, China’s uptrend brings optimism

Local Indian HRC prices soften triggered by weak demand

Ex-China plate prices move sideways, bullish outlook emerges

Import HRC prices down in Turkey due to increased pressure

Chinese domestic PPGI prices edge up

Ex-China HDG offer prices move up, though not supported by demand

HRC customers in Pakistan delay new import bookings

HRC prices slip in EU domestic market, no significant change in trend in sight

Downtrend reverses in Vietnam’s HRC market as China recovers

Japanese HRC mills hold prices at not below $1,000/mt FOB, focus on higher-priced markets

Ex-China CRC prices fail to recover so far despite rise in local market

Flat steel spot prices down in Turkey due to slack demand

Ex-China HRC prices pushed up by local market uptrend

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

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

Ex-China plate prices down again as demand sluggish abroad and locally

US sheet steel prices likely to rise further on the heels of higher scrap

Local and import HRC prices down in Turkey as sentiment weakens

Chinese domestic PPGI prices edge down

Shagang Group cuts local HRC prices by $23/mt for July

Ex-China HDG offers stable, small private mills may provide lower prices

Import slab prices in Asia decline due to low bids, cheap regional offers

US import HRC from Vietnam and Korea

HRC buying in Pakistan on hold, market seeks clearer direction

Ex-China CRC prices still under pressure due to slow demand, tax uncertainty

US import HRC prices from Mexico hold steady

HRC export offers stable in Brazil

HRC prices stable in EU, interest in import offers increases

CIS-based HRC exporters give in to pressure from buyers

Ex-China HRC prices indicate further decreases   

HRC prices in Vietnam fall below $900/mt CFR as exporters try to accelerate sales

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

Ex-China steel plate prices move down

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