Indian steel billet shipments stir up Southeast Asian market

A series of bookings of India-origin steel billet has shaken the import market for the semi-finished product in Southeast Asia over the past week, sources told Metal Bulletin.

Four trading companies were heard buying as much as 90,000 tonnes of billet last week from a single Indian steelmaker, with most of the volume targeting countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Metal Bulletin’s billet import price assessment for Southeast Asia was $425-455 per tonne cfr for the week ending Monday February 27, up $5-10 per tonne from $420-445 per tonne cfr in the preceding week

Billet from a major Indian mill, in 130mm and 165mm sizes, was booked at prices ranging between $409-410...


Juan Weik

February 28, 2017

11:50 GMT