US structural tubing price slips; market mixed on tube increases

The price for hollow structural sections (HSS) in the United States fell slightly on Thursday June 18, with market participants mixed on demand outlook and tube price increases.

“Demand is still not great, probably the same as it was a couple of weeks ago, it hasn’t really increased a lot,” one distributor said. “Overall the market is still soft.” Fastmarkets’ assessment for steel hollow sections ASTM A500 Grade B domestic, fob mill US widened downward to $790-860 per ton ($39.50-43 per hundredweight) on June 18 from $800-860 per ton the week prior. The price was up 1.9% from $780-840 per ton...

Published

Elizabeth Ramanand

June 19, 2020

18:59 GMT

New York