Eastern China (Shanghai)
: 3,650-3,660 yuan ($511-513) per tonne, up 60-70 yuan per tonne
Northern China (Tangshan)
: 3,630 yuan per tonne, up 60 yuan per tonne
Trading was active nationwide, but a Tianjin-based trader said buying weakened in Tangshan, northern China, in the afternoon after futures prices fell.
A Shanghai-based trader said the price growth in both the futures and spot markets was due to iron ore price gains lifting market sentiment. But iron ore futures weakened in the afternoon, leading HRC futures prices to follow.