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

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

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

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

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

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

Ex-India HRC prices hit six-month high as optimism prevails, EU buyers return

Indian mills start second flat product base price hike for January

Local Indian CRC prices rise amid less supply and good mood, not due to better demand

Local Indian HRC trade prices up further, second base price hike by mills awaited

Asian sellers manage to sell more slab volumes to Europe

Ex-India HDG trade activity revives, deal prices only rise gradually

Ex-India HRC prices up, mills start submitting higher offers aggressively as optimism spreads

Local Indian CRC prices edge up with slowest rise in flat product segment

Local Indian HRC trade prices record gains, mills prepare to push higher overseas sales

Global View on HRC: Uptrend and optimistic mood continue for now in most regions

Ex-India HDG prices maintain amid low post-holiday trading activity

Most Indian mills hike flats base prices for Jan, rises in HRC bigger than in CRC

Ex-India HRC trade activity low, mills defer deals expecting achievable prices to spike

Local Indian HRC trade prices up as mills start hiking January base price

Indian CRC prices stable, fail to react to start of base price hikes

Ex-India HDG trade in lull amid holiday season, mills continue to nudge up prices

India’s SAIL takes early lead in increase flat product base prices

Indian mills continue to aim higher HRC export offers after latest deals, optimism in New Year

Local Indian HRC prices edge up on expected January base price hike by mills

Indian CRC prices continue to decline amid discounted sales by rerolling mills

Ex-India HDG prices gain, riding on improved buying interest from Africa, Gulf

Ex-India sellers achieve higher HRC prices in deals to major outlets, to re-submit new prices above $600/mt FOB

Indian CRC prices fall further as trade channels halt fresh bookings

Indian HRC trade prices retreat, but base price hike rumored for Jan

Ex-India HDG export trading falls silent on widening of offer-bid gap

Ex-India HRC prices rise faster as mills more confident after previous deals

HRC import prices in India up in deals, still competitive against local trade prices

Declines in local Indian CRC prices accelerate amid fall in industrial demand

Local Indian HRC trade prices hit two-year low amid negative indicators

Global View on HRC: Pricing positive globally, China sees sharpest rise

Ex-India HDG export activity improves, but prices able to rise only slightly 

Indian mills hike HRC export prices after latest improvement in buying and better outlook

Indian steel mills cut flat product base prices significantly for December

Indian CRC prices fall further as re-rolling mills conclude long-term supply contracts at discount

Indian HRC trade prices edge lower as market awaits December base prices

Global View on HRC: Asian sellers retain global presence, mood still upbeat

Indian HDG exports fall silent barring stray deals after price declines

Indian mills start to increase export sales, but prices adjusted from last week’s higher offers

Local Indian HRC prices under pressure from cheaper imports, weak outlook for Dec base prices

Indian CRC prices stable, bearish mood prevails amid unresolved long-term contracts

Indian HRC exporters target higher prices, supported by better sentiments

Indian HDG export trade alive only in small-volume deals to Africa

Indian HRC exporters start to become competitive again in EU, Gulf, after export tax withdrawal

Local Indian HRC trade prices stable, market ignores positives of export tax scrapping

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