US structural tubing prices flat; structural sections/hot-rolled coil price spread narrows

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States remained flat on Thursday January 16, with market participants noting steady demand for hollow structural sections as well as a shrinking price spread with hot-rolled coil.

“I think the mills are still staying busy,” one distributor said. “There hasn’t been any backing down on price, it’s going up. They just haven’t pushed the envelope too fast.” Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for steel hollow sections ASTM A500 Grade B domestic, fob mill US was at $890-920 per short ton ($44.50-46 per hundredweight) on Thursday, unchanged since January 2 but up by 2.3% from $870-900 one...


Elizabeth Ramanand

January 17, 2020

22:33 GMT

New York