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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Indian HDG exporters try to hike prices further, but deals possible only at discounts

HRC prices mainly stable in Europe, high stocks and low demand remain an issue

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 38

Chinese domestic stainless steel prices decline slightly

US plate prices fall after Nucor announces price reduction

Ex-Asia steel plate offers competitive in Turkey

Turkey starts receiving more HRC offers from Asia

Ex-China CRC prices follow a weak trend

Japanese HRC exporters keep prices stable, still competitive so far

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 38

Indian HRC exporters still insist on higher prices despite lack of buying, focus more on local market

Asian slab importers cut bids, contrary to previous hike attempts by suppliers

Gap between ex-China HRC offers from mills and deal prices widens

Brazilian slab producers fear lower export prices

CRC import offers stable in Brazil

ArcelorMittal reconsiders its coil offers in Europe

Romanian producer seeks to hike HRC prices, local retailers stable

Russia’s local flats offers stable for October, demand sufficient

Hoa Phat keeps HRC prices stable in Vietnam, mood still not good

Ex-China plate prices relatively stable, mood starts to change from negative to positive

Local Indian CRC trade prices unchanged despite mills’ mid-month base price hike

Local Indian HRC trade prices up, drawing level with mills’ base prices

Wide gap remains between offers and acceptable prices for Brazilian slab exports

US HRC prices flat, US Steel idles No. 8 Gary Works blast furnace due to “market conditions”

Chinese domestic PPGI prices fluctuate within a limited range

Global View on HRC: Most suppliers fail in securing deals at higher levels on lack of demand globally

Tokyo Steel rolls over local steel prices for October with a bit better demand, dollar equivalents drop

Pakistani HRC customers achieve target prices in new deals with Chinese traders

US HDG and Galvalume prices inch back up after last week’s drop

Turkey’s HRC softens, but discounts still limited by high costs

Turkish retail flats prices soften, reflecting poor demand

HRC buyers in EU push local mills for discounts, interest in import offers increases

Slab prices in Asia improve unlike demand, POSCO manages to sell only to Europe

Indian HDG exporters hike prices, not reflected in deals yet

Formosa rolls over HRC prices in Vietnam despite continuous pressure on local demand

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 37

Chinese HDG offers move sideways as demand weak, futures down again

Suppliers target rises in Vietnamese HRC market, move by local mills awaited

Tradable ex-China CRC prices inch up, cautious optimism still prevails

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 37

Chinese domestic stainless steel prices move up further

US import light gauge HDG, Galvalume coil prices still holding steady

S. Korea targets slab exports in global market, faces competition

Baosteel keeps local flat steel prices stable for October

Optimistic mood for ex-China HRC exports, but minimal support from demand so far

India’s HRC sellers increase export sales, expect higher prices in new trades

HRC customers in Pakistan delay new import bookings despite price hike

Ex-China stainless steel prices continue to rise

HRC export offers decline in Brazil

US import HRC from Mexico

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