April 2019

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stabilize but feedstock costs fall again

Domestic prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe remained stable this week although feedstock prices continued to go down, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 10.

TURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: EU quotas put further pressure on export prices

Turkish pipe export prices have continued to slip because of the increased supply available as a result of safeguarding import quotas imposed by Europe, sources said on Wednesday April 10.

US structural tubing prices tumble; production outpaces buying

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing dropped in the United States after electric-resistance-welded (ERW) mills kept producing high volumes of material during a time when distributors would rather reduce their inventories, according to market participants.

EUROPE BEAMS: Prices inch down on low demand, high stocks

Steel H-beam prices in Southern Europe went down over the past week due to weaker demand, higher stock levels and falling feedstock costs, sources told Fastmarkets on April 3.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices fall when demand boost fails to materialise

Domestic prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe moved down this week, with feedstock prices continuing to fall and an expected seasonal pickup in demand failing to arrive, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3.

TRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the world's steel markets in March 2019

With competition in the global steel markets remaining fierce, Fastmarkets provides an update on the new, progressing and closed trade cases from around the world in March 2019.