December 2019

US structural tubing prices flat; January prices perceived higher

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States were stable week on week, with sources expecting the market to climb after belief in the sustainability of higher substrate costs solidifies.

US mechanical tubing, standard pipe prices rise after tube mill increases

Prices for mechanical tubing and standard pipe in the United States strengthened after substrate costs rose and buyers began accepting increases announced by the tube mills.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices flat as market begins seasonal slowdown

Hollow steel sections prices in Europe were unchanged this week, with activity beginning to slow ahead of the Christmas break, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday December 11.

EUROPE BEAMS: Trading begins to slow for holidays but mills keen for January boost

The steel H-beam price in Northern Europe was unchanged on Wednesday December 11, while the Southern Europe price narrowed, indicating the start of a market slowdown ahead of the Christmas break in the region, sources told Fastmarkets.

TURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: Mills raise sales prices further amid costlier feedstock

Turkish steel pipe producers have increased their export prices in the past month due to rising raw material costs, sources said on Wednesday December 11.

US structural tubing prices flat; market patient on mill increases

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States were stable while market participants debated the true timing of previously announced mill increases.

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

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

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices move up after rise in feedstock costs

Hollow steel sections prices moved up across Europe over the past week due to increases in feedstock costs, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday December 4.