CHINA HRC: Lower trading activity, pessimism weigh on prices

China’s domestic hot-rolled coil market fell further on Monday May 13 after trading activity fell, while exporters too lowered their prices.

Domestic Eastern China (Shanghai): 4,020-4,030 yuan ($589-590) per tonne, down 10-20 yuan per tonne Northern China (Tianjin): 3,890-3,900 yuan per tonne, down 10 yuan per tonne HRC prices in China’s major markets fell on Monday after mills lowered their offers by as much as 40 yuan per tonne over the weekend. A Hangzhou-based trader said that mills had been experiencing a shortage of orders of late amid several weeks of subdued trading. While trading activity in both Shanghai and Tianjin had fallen from levels seen late last week,...


Miranda Song

May 13, 2019

12:20 GMT