China’s CRC, HDG export market softens again on low demand, domestic losses

Export prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil dipped for a seventh consecutive time over the past week amid lower offers, sparse buying interest and China’s weakening domestic market.

Cold-rolled coil Fastmarkets MB’s export price assessment for SPCC 1.0mm CRC for the week ended Tuesday November 6 was $570-580 per tonne fob China, narrowing downward by $5 per tonne from $570-585 per tonne fob a week earlier. Bookings from Southeast Asia were reported at around $570 per tonne fob. One transaction from that region was concluded at around $589 per tonne fob China, but market participants said the price was slightly above mainstream levels. It was excluded from the weekly assessment because the specifications of the cargo were not...


Fiona Lam

November 07, 2018

07:23 GMT