EUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: Low nickel cost, weak market drag December values down

European alloy surcharges for stainless steel products for December have decreased for the fifth consecutive month, pulled down by lower nickel prices in addition to weak market conditions amid competition with Asian imports.

The December alloy surcharge for 2mm grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) stainless steel sheets - based on data published by producers Outokumpu, Aperam and Acerinox - is €1,321-1,365 ($1,494-1,544) per tonne, down by €46-60 per tonne from the figure for November.

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Ross Yeo

November 29, 2018

18:58 GMT