TURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices fall on low offers from China

Flat steel prices in the Turkish domestic and export markets have decreased during the week ending Friday January 15 because of low prices from China, sources have told Fastmarkets.

Fastmarkets’ steel hot-rolled coil index, export, fob main port China, was $647.79 per tonne on January 15, falling from $657.11 per tonne on January 8.
The reason for the decrease was that most Chinese exporters had high stock levels, and wanted to agree contracts before the start of the Spring Festival to run February 12-22, Turkish sources said.
Domestic prices
Producers decreased their offer prices for both hot-rolled coil and cold-rolled coil during the week, and deals were heard at these lower prices.
Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for steel HRC, domestic, exw Turkey, was $805-810 per tonne on January 15, falling from $810-820 per tonne on January 8.

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Published

Serife Durmus

January 15, 2021

17:10 GMT

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