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Stainless and special steel price guide

Metal Bulletin has produced independent assessments of non-ferrous metal prices, steel prices and scrap prices for many decades since it was established in 1913. These non-ferrous and ferrous metal prices and scrap prices are used widely. Producers, consumers and trading companies take Metal Bulletin prices as the basis to settle contracts with their counter-parties. Companies and banks employ them to value inventories or ores, and to evaluate projects and opportunities. Governments consider them when they calculate royalties and tariffs.

For more information on our pricing methodologies, please visit our pricing methodology page.


Metal Bulletin Stainless Steel Prices

SteelBenchmarker Prices $/metric tonne, short ton and € per tonne

Stainless Steel Asia Import $ per tonne cif East Asia port
Grade 304 2mm CR coil 2B
Grade 304 HR sheet
Stainless Steel China Domestic yuan/tonne in warehouse
Grade 304 2mm CR coil
Grade 430 2mm CR coil
Stainless Steel - EU export € per tonne fob N. European port min 100 tonne lot
Grade 304 2mm CR sheet

Stainless Steel - EU Domestic €/tonne

2mm 304 cold rolled stainless sheet
base price
Alloy surcharge

304 stainless steel bright bar €/tonne
base price
Alloy surcharge

Ferrous Scrap


Alloy Steel scrap domestic UK merchants' stainless £/tonne
18/8 turnings
18/8 solids
12-13% Cr solids
16-17% Cr solids

Cif Europe stainless € per tonne
18/8 solids
18/8 turnings

Cif Europe stainless $/tonne
18/8 solids
18/8 turnings




Metal Bulletin Pricing Tools

The Metal Bulletin Archive
Metal Bulletin's extensive news and prices archive enables you to view both the latest stainless and special steel prices, as well as historical prices going back to 1997.

Metal Bulletin Price Book
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