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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Lower production maintains price uptrend for Brazilian slab exports

Ex-China HRC prices rise after holiday, gap between traders and mills widens

Ex-China stainless steel prices remain stable

Indian HRC exporters focus on sales to Europe at higher prices

Indian mills start base price hikes for flat products, more rises expected

Pakistani CRC and HDG mills hike prices again to offset weak currency

Ex-China steel plate prices move up following long holiday

Local Indian CRC prices keep rising, but end-users more cautious

Local Indian HRC trade price rally gains momentum as mills limit supplies in favour of exports

US flat rolled steel prices maintain their uptrend, but is a ceiling in sight?

Romania’s flats segment not yet affected by positive outlook in EU and Asia

Global View on HRC: Pricing positive globally in absence of China

GCC customers accept higher import HRC prices, further rise expected

Import HRC prices rise in new deals in southern Europe

US domestic HDG coil buyers “taking it month by month”

Turkish HRC market awaits positive return by China

Ex-India HDG prices continue to rally amid positive Europe, tight HRC availability

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 4

US domestic plate prices still holding steady

Price maintains uptrend for Brazilian slab exports

Turkey’s plate prices remain high amid better demand, persisting lack of supply

HRC prices remain strong in EU market, more hikes targeted

Pakistani CRC and HDG mills hike prices for third time in January

Local Turkish flat steel spot prices remain stable

Ex-India HRC price gains continue, highest realizations recorded from EU sales

CRC import price offers increase again in Brazil

Indian CRC trade prices rises in tandem with flat product market buoyancy

Local Indian HRC trade prices rally amid tightening of supplies from mills

US flat rolled steel prices still hovering in last week’s ranges- import offers remain scarce

Global View on HRC: All main suppliers still target increases, in Asia prices rise before closing for holiday

Offers for HRC in Vietnam up sharply ahead of holiday, further room for rise

Turkish retail flat segment stable, traders evaluate market situation

Chinese domestic PPGI prices move sideways

Brazilian HRC export offers increase

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 3

Mill’s flats prices rise in Romania, retail prices dip

Local HRC prices in EU keep climbing, outlook still positive

Ex-India HDG prices hiked by mills on supply tightening, stronger EU market

Chinese local and export HDG prices stabilize, further rise expected in Feb

Cleveland-Cliffs raises prices for US HRC, CRC and HDG products effective immediately

Will SSAB Americas’ $60/nt plate price increase gain traction?

UAE mainly refrains from HRC imports amid surging prices, only several lots booked

Japanese HRC exporters remain aggressive in Jan, outlook still bullish

Chinese domestic stainless steel prices remain stable

Slab prices in Asia keep rising amid positive outlook in flats post-holidays

Ex-China CRC prices not moving much ahead of holiday, outlook good

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 3

Ex-China HRC prices rise ahead of holiday despite turbulence domestically

Price maintains uptrend for Brazilian slab exports

Uptrend in Turkey’s local and import HRC segments continues, but trade fades somewhat

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