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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Local India CRC trade prices soften as user industries call early halt to restocking

Mill’s flats prices steady in Romania, while retail offers surge

Indian mills start hiking HRC base prices, reversing cuts earlier in month

Indian HRC trade prices likely to hit bottom as bookings start to surge

US HRC prices mostly stable, CRC prices trend soft

Russian mills resume HRC and slab sales to Turkey as prices rise

Global View on HRC: Prices still rise in Europe and Turkey, other markets struggle to follow uptrend

Chinese domestic PPGI prices continue to move down

US HDG and Galvalume price range drops $40/nt in the past week

US domestic plate prices remain neutral week-over-week

Import plate prices surge in Turkey due to energy crisis, limited supply

Ex-India HDG prices stable, demand limited to stray discounted deals to Africa

Chinese HDG exporters attempt price increases despite limited demand, lower bids

Turkish retail flat steel prices still rise, but expectations gloomy

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 36

Chinese domestic stainless steel prices mostly increase

Local and import HRC prices in EU keep climbing due to energy issue

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 36

Ex-China CRC market remains weak despite suppliers’ hopes for improvement

HRC import activity still slow in Vietnam, market seeks clearer direction

Brazilian slab exporters continue negotiating export shipments for November

Indian HRC exporters mostly not aggressive, but some cut prices to sign deals

Ex-China HRC offers from mills slightly higher, but deal prices keep falling

Ex-China stainless steel prices edge up

Stronger local HRC prices in Turkey trigger uptrend in import segment

Asian slab market at standstill with a lack of sellers at current low prices

Local Indian HRC trade prices slump due to slow demand, base price cuts

Ex-China steel plate prices still stable amid lack of demand improvement

Indian CRC trade prices soften, losses limited by hectic restocking

Indian domestic mills cut flat products base prices by $19-25/mt for Sept

Iran’s Mobarakeh Steel collects bids in ongoing slab tender

US HDG and Galvalume price range holds steady

US domestic plate prices still steady

European HRC producers hike prices despite slow demand, import prices follow suit

Chinese domestic PPGI prices move on downtrend

Global View on HRC: European and Turkish suppliers target higher prices, Asian market weakens

Flats prices up in Turkey amid cost hike, workable levels to settle next week

Local Romanian mill hikes flats prices, retailers prefer to wait

Brazilian slab producer set to start negotiations for November shipments

Turkish retail flat steel segment evaluates effect of higher energy costs

Ex-India HDG prices down further amid weak currency, fail to trigger buying

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

Import HRC trading in UAE still sporadic amid lagging demand, bearish mood

Ex-China HDG prices hit new low due to falling futures and slow trading

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 35

Chinese stainless steel prices mostly stable, with some slight upticks

US flat rolled market update: What SMU conference speakers said vs. what’s being seen in the market this week

Russian mills still only ones active in Turkey’s HRC and slab markets

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 35

Import HRC prices to Pakistan relatively stable, but buyers expect declines

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