EUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: May values continue rise on higher nickel costs

European alloy steel surcharges for May deliveries of grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) stainless steel sheet have risen for the fourth consecutive month on an increase in nickel costs.

The May alloy surcharge for 2mm grade-304 CR stainless steel sheet - based on data published by Outokumpu, Acerinox and Aperam - is €1,385-1,434 ($1,683-1,742) per tonne. This is up month-on-month from April’s surcharge of €1,336-1,407 per tonne.

The average London Metal Exchange three-month official nickel bid/offer spread between March 21 and...


Viral Shah

April 27, 2018

14:57 GMT