Fastmarkets’ monthly assessment for steel wire rod (low carbon) industrial quality, fob mill US held at $30-31 per hundredweight ($600-620 per short ton) on Tuesday June 16, unchanged from last month but down by 16.4% from $36-37 per cwt at this time last year.
Lead times currently range from two to four weeks, market participants said.
Fastmarkets’ monthly assessment for steel wire rod (low carbon) import, loaded truck Port of Houston for immediate delivery also was unchanged from last month, settling at $560-600 per ton on Tuesday. That price is down by 12.5% from $645-680 per ton one year ago.
Some sources indicated that stability has prevailed in the market for the time being, while others predicted...