CHINA HRC: Import concerns emerge after China-India border clash

China’s hot-rolled coil prices weakened in the domestic market on Wednesday June 24 ahead of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday from June 25-27, while importers started to worry about the delivery of goods from India after the border clash between the two countries last week.

Eastern China (Shanghai): 3,720-3,750 yuan ($526-531) per tonne, narrowing downward by 10 yuan per tonne
Sellers in Shanghai offered HRC at 3,750 per tonne, unchanged from Tuesday, but accepted prices as low as 3,720 yuan per tonne amid weakening activity, a source told Fastmarkets.
Downstream demand remains largely stable, but buyers have slowed down with orders due to the upcoming holiday, the source said.
The declines in the futures market during the morning session also dampened market sentiment, he said.

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Miranda Song

June 24, 2020

11:26 GMT