US structural tubing price slips; market questions sheet price increases

The price for hollow structural sections (HSS) in the United States moved lower on Thursday July 23, while market participants expressed doubts about whether a new round of flat-rolled price increases will stick.

Fastmarkets assessed the price for steel hollow sections ASTM A500 Grade B domestic, fob mill US at $750-790 per short ton ($37.50-39.50 per hundredweight) on Thursday, down by $10 from $760-800 per ton the previous week. The current price is down by 6.7% at the midpoint from $790-860 per ton one month ago and down by 12.5% from $860-900 per ton one year ago. “The structural tubing market is soft, but there is a pulse,” one steel producer said. “The market is just reacting to the flat-rolled market...


Elizabeth Ramanand

July 24, 2020

18:57 GMT

New York