Asian slab import prices slide further on abundant supply, bearish sentiment

Import prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia fell further over the past week amid declining offers, which led a few re-rollers to hold out for cheaper materials.

Fastmarkets MB's price assessment for imported slab imports in Southeast Asia and East Asia was $485-500 per tonne cfr for the week ended Monday October 8, down by $15 per tonne from $500-515 per tonne cfr in the preceding week. A wide range of offers were issued to the region, which were lower compared with a week earlier. Cargoes from Brazil and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) were offered around $485-510 per tonne cfr. Offers closer to the lower end of that range were heard in...


Fiona Lam

October 09, 2018

07:00 GMT