Firm offers were still scarce in the Northern European HRC market. Mills in the region had good order books and could only offer fourth-quarter production HRC, with some of them claiming to be sold out until the year-end.
The already short supply in the region was exacerbated by disruptions to steel deliveries resulting from the floods in Germany
, sources said.
German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp notified its customers that it was declaring force majeure because it was not able to ship feedstock steel products between sites as...