INDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices jump $16 on freight increases and rising Turkish market

The price of ferrous scrap imported into India surged this week on freight rate increases and a rising Turkish scrap market, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday February 21.

Fastmarkets calculated the steel scrap, shredded, index, import, cfr Nhava Sheva, India, at $303.09 per tonne on Friday, up by $16.13 per tonne from $286.96 per tonne one week ago.
Deals for shredded at the start of the week were heard at $290, $300, and $302 per tonne cfr, for UK-based material, before further deals were heard at $307-308 per tonne by the end of the week.
Offer prices ranged from $300 to $310 per tonne, up from $285-293 per tonne last week.

Market participants told Fastmarkets that freight rates were increasing due to the lack of containers available as a result of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

Published

Carrie Bone

February 21, 2020

17:42 GMT

London