March 2020

US structural tubing price falls on fewer buys, scrap fears

Prices for structural tubing in the United States decreased on Thursday March 26 due to slower buying conditions and fears that the ferrous scrap market will decline in April trade.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices move down despite stockpiling

Prices for hollow steel sections moved down across Europe over the past week, despite trading activity continuing, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday March 25.

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US structural tubing price lower; demand sentiment mixed

Prices for structural tubing in the United States narrowed lower on Thursday March 19 while industry participants have been trying to navigate an uncertain market and mitigate the risks of possible disruption due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Salzgitter's Italian tubemaking unit to shut down from March 23

Mannesmann Stainless Tubes Italia - part of Salzgitter Group, located at Costa Volpino in Bergamo, Italy - will be shutting down production on Monday March 23, a source in the company has told Fastmarkets.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices hold up as trading slows down

Prices for hollow steel sections in Europe were unchanged this week despite a slowdown in trading while the 2019-nCoV coronavirus spread across the region, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday March 18.

The latest edition of the Seamless OCTG & Linepipe Market Tracker is ready to view

The new issue of the Seamless OCTG & Linepipe Market Tracker is now online at metalbulletinresearch.com.

US structural tubing price slips; logistical concerns grow

Prices for structural tubing in the United States widened lower on Thursday March 12 after posting modest gains the week before, while market participants have been trying to mitigate the risks of possible disruption due to the novel coronavirus.

US standard pipe prices flat; virus prompts shipping concerns

Prices for mechanical tubing have ticked up slightly and standard pipe prices remained mostly flat month on month in the United States, while market participants have expressed concerns about logistical issues and uncertain sentiment due to novel coronavirus.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices move downward as virus fears spread

Prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe have moved down this week following the nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to control the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus infection, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday March 11.