Other scrap markets showed a mixed picture, with prices stable for US exports and Indian imports, while Taiwanese import prices declined slightly.
After Turkish mills had an extended break
from the market during recent weeks, a steel producer in the Karadeniz region was heard on Thursday to have booked a Baltic Sea cargo comprising 22,000 tonnes of shredded for $362 per tonne cfr.
On the same day, a steel mill in the Iskenderun region was heard to have booked a European cargo, comprising 17,500 tonnes of HMS 1&2 (75:25), 7,500 tonnes of new cuttings, 7,500 tonnes of P&S and 2,500 tonnes of bales, at an average price of $356 per tonne.
Both deals came to light on Thursday but were understood to have been concluded on Wednesday.
On Friday, there were market rumours of a Baltic Sea sale...