Local producers are accepting orders for April, but demand was not strong this week because buyers expected prices to come down. Besides, retail prices are still lower than producer prices, sources said.
Hot-rolled coil (HRC) producers in Turkey have been offering material at $630-640 per tonne ex-works for April production.
And deals have been heard at $630 per tonne ex-works, sources told Metal Bulletin.
In the retail market, HRC was available at $610 per tonne.