Eastern China (Shanghai):
3,220-3,230 yuan ($456-457) per tonne, unchanged
Northern China (Tangshan):
3,190-3,200 yuan per tonne, widening upward by 10 yuan per tonne
Prices across the country held steady amid active trading in the spot market.
A Shanghai-based trader attributed this to sentiment improving on gains in the futures market, although he added that he did not consider this a significant rebound in demand.
Some market participants have become more bearish about prices for Chinese, especially with traders importing the product from India and Russia.