Taiwanese import scrap prices dipped slightly on thin demand from steel mills, which expect the downstream rebar and sections markets to remain bearish.
The overnight falls in global equity markets added to the bearish sentiment in Asia, with some market participants staying on the sidelines this week.
Fastmarkets’ assessment of import prices for HMS 1&2 (80:20) sold into Vietnam was $350-355 per tonne cfr for the week ended Friday October 12, unchanged from last week.
There were deals done at $351 per tonne cfr south Vietnam for two large shipments of Japanese H2 scrap.
This price was lower than previous offers of $355-360 per tonne cfr Vietnam. Some Japanese recyclers...