US structural tubing prices follow HRC lower

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States weakened for the sixth straight week while buyers mostly stayed away until they perceive an end to the nose dive in hot-rolled coil costs.

Fastmarkets AMM's weekly pricing assessment for US domestic A500 hollow structural sections (HSS) declined at the high end of the range, to $890-930 per short ton ($44.50-46.50 per hundredweight) fob mill on Thursday June 6, from $890-940 per ton ($44.50-47 per cwt) on Thursday May 30. No major mill officially lowered its quotes this week, various market participants said. Two mill sources said the top end of the range is contracting because selling prices to occasional low-volume spot buyers are starting to catch up with offers to mills' regular customers who tend to demand immediate reductions when...


Dom Yanchunas

June 07, 2019

21:25 GMT

New York