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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Are US HRC, CRC prices cresting the top of the bell curve?

US plate prices

Brazilian CRC import offers trend stable

Global View on HRC: Optimism on prices still losing momentum in most regions, except Europe, due to declines in China  

Romanian flats producer keep prices stable, local traders raise offers

HRC import activity keep falling in Vietnam, future trend lacks clarity

Chinese domestic PPGI prices move sideways

Large Indian mills hike flats base prices further for April amid strong exports

Brazilian HRC export price continues to trend stable

Ex-India HDG prices rise amid domestic prices, improved trade environment

Turkish flat steel spot prices slide as business activity weakens

European HRC mills target rises in April, but sustainability questionable

Ex-China HDG offer prices stable, some optimism reappeared

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 13

Demand silent for HRC in Turkey, import offers dip again

Ex-China CRC offers move sideways, but bearish mood still seen

Local Chinese stainless steel prices still decreasing

Chinese HRC suppliers most active in Pakistan, trade expected to improve amid cash margin removal

Brazilian slab export prices continue stable trend

Coated prices dip further in Turkey, CRC offers stable so far

UAE continues receiving aggressive ex-China HRC offers, while trade slows due to Ramadan

Ex-China stainless steel prices remain stable

Ex-China HRC prices fall again on lack of local market support, more declines expected

Indian HRC exporters keep prices high for Europe, but can offer lower in Gulf

Ex-China steel plate prices stop rising, with supply higher, futures down

US HDG prices still ticking upward as buyers question rising pricing levels

Local Indian CRC prices stable amid negative mood over long-term supply contract logjam

Local Indian HRC trade prices show minor variations amid negligible year-end trading

US HRC, CRC prices still climbing, but for how long?

Global View on HRC: Mood still positive in Europe and India, but changes in Asia amid declines in China

Import HRC prices to Pakistan drop in new ex-China deals 

Romanian flats prices stable, trade remains sluggish 

Chinese domestic PPGI prices edge up slightly

Turkish flat steel spot prices fall amid shortage of demand

Japanese HRC exporters remain bullish, focus on higher-priced destinations

European HRC producers still positive, but import prices fluctuate

Ex-India HDG prices stable, but trading pauses as buyers reassess high prices

Ex-China HDG prices follow downtrend seen in local market

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 12

Prices stable for Brazilian slab exports

UAE’s HRC import buying remains modest ahead of Ramadan

Local Chinese stainless steel prices fall further, but at slower pace

Low trade pushes Turkey’s CRC and coated prices south

Uptrend reverses in Vietnam’s HRC import segment on China’s drops, buying still limited

Business active in Turkey’s plate market, prices mainly sustained

Ex-China CRC prices soften amid bearish mood for HRC and falling futures

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 12

Ex-India HRC prices consolidate at higher levels amid ongoing optimism from EU

Import slab offers active in Turkey, but purchasing slow

HRC trade still silent in Turkey China becomes aggressive in offers

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