EUROPE PLATE: European mills seek price rise on higher slab costs

Domestic prices for heavy steel plate in Europe have moved up over the past week due to higher costs for steel slab, market sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday February 21.

Although demand remained rather slow, the steelmakers - particularly re-rollers in Southern Europe - had to increase their prices for plate, market participants said. Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for domestic grade-S235JR heavy steel plate in Southern Europe was €550-560 ($624-635) per tonne ex-works on February 20,...


Maria Tanatar

February 21, 2019

16:45 GMT