CHINA HRC: Prices tumble on possible supply increases

Spot prices for hot-rolled coil in China fell sharply on Tuesday October 12 after futures prices tumbled on potential increases in supply.

Eastern China (Shanghai): 5,750-5,760 yuan ($891-892) per tonne, down by 110-130 yuan per tonne

The most-traded HRC contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange shed more than 200 yuan per tonne, or 3.58%, on Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day loss since the January-delivery contract became the most active contract on August 18.

The sharp losses in the SHFE 2021 HRC contract came after six consecutive days of gains. Sources expect supply to recover after Beijing urged for the correction of “one-size-fits-all” or “campaign-style”...


Paul Lim

Zihuan Pan

October 12, 2021

10:05 GMT

Shanghai, Singapore