Fastmarkets MB's import price assessment for 304 stainless 2mm trimmed cold-rolled coil in East Asia was $1,880-1,960 per tonne cif for the week ended Wednesday January 9, widening from $1,890-1,950 per tonne cif a week earlier.
Fastmarkets MB's import price assessment for 304 stainless trimmed hot-rolled coil in the same region was $1,750-1,830 per tonne cif for the same period, down $5-55 per tonne week on week.
More bookings as well as negotiations were heard over the past week in comparison with a week earlier, although sources still described demand as weak. A handful of sellers also said they did not conclude any transactions.
Deals involving stainless CRC from China were...