March 2019

US structural tubing prices edge lower

Prices in the United States for domestically produced structural tubing have edged lower, with market participants indicating sufficient supply at the mill level and softening demand.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices in south inch up, no movement in north

Domestic prices for hollow steel sections in Southern Europe edged up on Wednesday March 20, but are expected to match the stability seen in Northern Europe in the next few weeks, market sources told Fastmarkets.

US structural tubing prices flat; follow-through on mill increase spotty

Prices in the United States for domestically produced structural tubing have been steady, with market participants reporting mixed buying appetites around the country and little consensus on the direction of mills' substrate costs.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Southern European prices push up further

Prices for hollow steel sections in the domestic Northern European market were stable on Wednesday March 13, while prices in Southern Europe edged up for the second consecutive week, market sources have told Fastmarkets.

TURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: Producers compete for share of EU quotas

Turkish pipe export prices have fallen in March in line with strong competition in the market, with new trade-protection factors likely to add further uncertainty, sources said on Wednesday March 13.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 8

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday March 8 that are worth another look.

5 things we learned at US National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors convention

Fastmarkets AMM attended the annual convention of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors (NASPD) on Thursday March 7 and Friday March 8 in New Orleans. Here are five themes gleaned in the sessions, on the sidelines and at the soirees.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stable but producers keen for increases

Prices for hollow steel sections in the domestic European market were largely stable on Wednesday March 6 but producer-led increases could take effect soon, market sources told Fastmarkets.

EUROPE BEAMS: Prices continue to inch upward on better demand

Steel beam prices in the domestic Northern European market have narrowed while prices in Southern Europe moved upward this week on higher offers and improved demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday March 6.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 4

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday March 4 that are worth another look.