US plate price steady while HRC, oil plunge

Plate prices in the United States continue to hold their ground despite falling hot-rolled coil and oil prices.

Fastmarkets AMM’s price assessment for cut-to-length plate remained at $49.50 per hundredweight ($990 per short ton) on Friday November 30, where it has been for nearly a month. Lead times are between six and nine weeks, market participants said. Plate prices remain at their highest point of the year and are up 53% from $32.35 per cwt in early December 2017, Fastmarkets AMM pricing records show. High mill offers Offers from mills were reported as high as $50.50 per cwt. But buyers said that number was too high for them to accept, and with...


Michael Cowden

December 03, 2018

22:57 GMT