EUROPE HRC: Trading activity low on seasonal slowdown, limited availability

Market activity in the European Union's hot-rolled coil sector has been limited due to the seasonal slowdown and long lead times, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday July 19.

In addition to seasonal factors, buyers have shown limited interest in acquiring flat steel due to sufficient stocks and long lead times from domestic and overseas suppliers.
Credit lines for buyers have also been exhausted over the few months due to high prices and long lead times, restraining purchasing ability.

Producers, in the meantime, have...


Maria Tanatar

July 19, 2021

16:09 GMT