US domestic beam prices stable; import prices widen lower

Domestic steel beam prices in the United States remained flat in February in the face of mostly stable demand, while import beam prices widened, moving slightly lower at the midpoint.

Fastmarkets’ monthly price assessment for steel beams 8 x 8-inch,  fob mill US held at $36.50 per hundredweight ($730 per short ton) on Thursday February 27, flat from the January 30 assessment but up by 3.5% from $35.35 per cwt on December 26, 2019. 

At the same time, Fastmarkets’ monthly price assessment for steel beams medium sections, loaded truck Port of Houston for immediate delivery widened to $640-675 per ton, down by 0.4% at the midpoint from $655-665 per ton in...

Published

Robert England

February 28, 2020

21:45 GMT

New York