One Iranian producer booked 30,000 tonnes of billet, scheduled for delivery at the end of April, at $570 per tonne fob southern Iranian ports.
Another steelmaker in Iran sold 30,000 tonnes of billet, to be delivered at the end of May, at $571 per tonne fob.
Sources said both cargoes were heading for Asia.
Market sources said there had been “lively demand” for import billet in China because of the reduced availability of domestic material
caused by production cuts and surging finished long steel prices.
Imported billet prices were much more attractive than domestic offers, sources told Fastmarkets.
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