Eastern China (Shanghai):
3,290-3,310 yuan ($464-466) per tonne, down 40 yuan per tonne
Northern China (Tangshan):
3,260 yuan per tonne, down 20 yuan per tonne
Thin trading in Shanghai forced sellers to cut their offers in a bid to reduce stock levels.
A trader in the city said many sellers with a lot of inventory were worried about the possibility of prices tumbling in the next few weeks due to weak demand, with most downstream sectors operating at low rates.
In contrast, trading activity in northern China was moderate, though prices fell slightly, a trader there said.
He said most mills in...