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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Brazilian HRC export price offers increase in January

Vietnam’s import HRC market lacks clarity as gap between suppliers’ offers keeps widening

Local Chinese stainless steel prices fluctuate slightly

UAE postpones active HRC imports due to weaker offers from China

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 6

Ex-China CRC prices soften amid weak demand support, but revival awaited

Last sale of Brazilian slab for March shipment is offered at higher price

Gap between ex-China HRC offers from big mills and deal prices widens as bearishness grows

Ex-India HRC prices move up confidently above $700/mt FOB, focus still on EU and Gulf

Ex-China stainless steel prices edge down

Pakistani mills hike CRC and HDG prices amid weaker currency

Ex-China steel plate prices stable as local market loses ground

Local Indian CRC prices rise, but upside potential limited by import threat

Local Indian HRC trade prices keep rising amid tight supply, more base price hikes expected

Nucor, AMUSA, NMLK USA announce $50/nt flat rolled price increase

Local Turkish flat steel spot prices rise amid higher offers from mills

Global View on HRC: Prices still up globally but doubts over sustainability of uptrend

Retail flat steel prices rise in Romania, local mill maintains offers

Indian mills hike flat product base prices for February more than expected

US domestic plate prices

Cleveland Cliffs raises US flat rolled steel prices by another $50/nt

Slab prices in Asia rise further, buyers focus on cheaper origins

European HRC mills maintain high offers, further rise doubtful despite bullishness in imports

Ex-China HDG prices rise only slightly with local prices stable

Flat steel prices in local Taiwanese market - week 5

HRC trends up in Turkey, but situation in import segment lacks clarity

Local Chinese stainless steel prices follow a rising trend

Buyers in GCC keep booking HRC, but at moderate pace

Hoa Phat hikes local HRC prices after skipping announcement in January, import sentiment uncertain

Ex-China CRC prices edge up after holiday, but only slightly

Silicon steel sheet prices in local Chinese market - week 5

Shagang Group raises local HRC prices by $37/mt for February

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

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