CHINA HRC: Sparse trading keeps prices steady

China’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely steady on Monday March 25 amid sparse trading due to stagnant demand in both the domestic and export markets.

Domestic Eastern China (Shanghai): 3,850-3,870 yuan ($573-576) per tonne, unchanged Northern China (Tianjin): 3,800-3,820 yuan per tonne, widening upward 10 yuan per tonne Thin trading kept domestic prices stable during the day. While products sold at the current 16% value-added tax were being traded as high as 3,870 yuan per tonne in Shanghai, transactions involving cargoes pegged to the new 13% VAT that comes into effect next month were sparse. Such...


Miranda Song

March 25, 2019

09:59 GMT