Eastern China (Shanghai):
3,540-3,550 yuan ($505-507) per tonne, unchanged
Northern China (Tangshan):
3,540 yuan per tonne, unchanged
A trader in Shanghai said buying slowed during the day despite steady prices, with rising output resulting in sentiment deteriorating even though inventory levels remained low.
Mills in China produced 3.34 million tonnes of HRC in the week to Thursday, up 74,500 tonnes from a week earlier, according to a domestic steel consultancy.