China’s CRC, HDG export prices surge on higher iron ore costs, HRC prices

Export prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil increased over the past week, tracking gains in the iron ore and upstream hot-rolled coil markets, sources said on Tuesday June 2.

Iron ore prices climbed above $100 per tonne for the first time this year on May 29, buoyed by concerns over reduced supplies from Brazil, which subsequently boosted prices for finished steel products, including HRC
Cold-rolled coil
Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for steel cold-rolled coil export, fob China, was $490-495 per tonne on Tuesday June 2, up by $20-25 per tonne from $465-475 per tonne a week earlier.

“Most Chinese mills are unable to export CRC because their prices are too high for...


Lee Ken Kiat

June 02, 2020

11:31 GMT