EUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: Increases reflect high costs of nickel, molybdenum, ferro-chrome

Monthly European alloy surcharges for stainless steel products have increased for April because of higher component costs, including those for nickel, molybdenum and ferro-chrome, Fastmarkets heard on Monday April 1.

April surcharges for grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) stainless sheets - according to data released by Outokumpu, Acerinox and Aperam – have increased to €1,387-1,430 ($1,556-1,604) per tonne, a gain of €79 per tonne, or 6%, from March levels. This was the second consecutive monthly increase, following seven months of decreases between July 2018 and February 2019. The scale of the...


Ross Yeo

April 01, 2019

19:24 GMT