US structural tubing prices steady; all eyes on coil

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States were unchanged over the past week, with market participants watching to see whether announced price increases on substrate material will stick.

One East Coast distributor expected one more decrease in electric-resistance-welded tubing prices this year and then an increase after January 1, 2019. Inventories are still somewhat bloated, and mills may be tempted to drop prices if too much stock accumulates on their floor in advance of the seasonal ordering slowdown seen in November and December. "Business is good, but stock is high," the East...

Published

Dom Yanchunas

November 02, 2018

18:49 GMT

New York