Eastern China (Shanghai): 3,840-3,850 yuan ($556-557) per tonne, down 30 yuan per tonne
Northern China (Tianjin): 3,790-3,800 yuan per tonne, down 10 yuan per tonne
Transaction prices fell nationwide despite mills keeping their offers steady, with buyers being reluctant to restock amid a bearish outlook for the market.
The futures market slumped in the morning, which dampened sentiment in the spot market.
Rising inventory levels also resulted in even more pessimism in the market, a Shanghai-based trader said.