Eastern China (Shanghai)
: 3,650-3,670 yuan ($511-514) per tonne, down 30-40 yuan per tonne
Northern China (Tangshan)
: 3,600-3,610 yuan per tonne, down 30-40 yuan per tonne
Mills cut their ex-works prices in the morning, which put pressure on the spot market.
A Shanghai-based trader said the move by the mills was made in response to successive days of declining trading activity.