Political disturbances in Turkey put more pressure on mills
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Turkish steel producers have mostly struggled with raw material purchases over the past week because of political disturbances and weak rebar demand as a consequence of trading restrictions.
The daily index for Northern Europe-origin HMS 1&2 (80:20) was calculated at $292.59 per tonne on Thursday, down by $3.45 per tonne compared with May 7, before closing at 289.83 per tonne on Friday.
The daily index for US-origin HMS 1&2 (80:20) was $299.76 per tonne from Tuesday to Thursday, before ending the week at $297.00 per tonne.
The Turkish mills were silent until the end of week because of the worsening political situation in the country and sluggish rebar demand in both the domestic and export markets.