Polish rebar transaction prices up $14-17 on limited availability

Polish steelmakers increased transaction prices for rebar by 50-60 zloty ($14-17) per tonne this week as output was reduced by higher production costs, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday September 22.

The mills claimed they had reduced rebar output due to the high cost of graphite electrodes and the rising price of refractory bricks, both used in electric-arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking, according to market sources.

As a result, Metal Bulletin’s weekly price assessment for domestic 12mm B500B-grade rebar in Poland increased to 2,220-2,290 zloty ($618-637) per tonne ex-works on Friday September 22, up from 2,170-2,230 zloty per tonne ex-works.


Maria Tanatar

September 22, 2017

17:35 GMT