February 2019

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stable but feedstock costs to increase

Prices for hollow steel sections in the domestic European market were unchanged week on week on Wednesday February 27, but increases in hot rolled coil (HRC) prices will soon have a knock-on effect, market sources told Fastmarkets.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 21

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday February 21 that are worth another look.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Prices inch upward; upstream coil price increases begin to take effect

Slight price increases have begun to emerge for domestic hollow steel sections in Europe as a result of increases in the upstream steel coil market.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Uncertainty over EU tariffs, quotas leads to price freeze

Prices for domestic hollow steel sections in Europe were unchanged on Wednesday February 13, with the market seemingly paralyzed by uncertainty over EU import tariffs and quotas, sources told Fastmarkets.

US structural tubing prices rise on mill increases

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States strengthened after some mills said they were collecting part or all of the $40-per-ton ($2-per-hundredweight) price increase announced in late January.

EU SAFEGUARDS: Sections market positive; calls for further anti-dumping support

Participants in the European hollow sections market are in favor of the European Union’s new safeguarding measures but hope for additional support against cheap imports in the form of anti-dumping measures, they told Fastmarkets MB.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Market braces for price increases

Prices for domestic hollow steel sections in Europe were unchanged on Wednesday February 6 but increases are likely over the coming sessions, market participants told Fastmarkets MB.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 5

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 5 that are worth another look.

Russia's Severstal teams up with Tenaris to build OCTG plant in West Siberia

Russian steelmaker Severstal is forming a joint venture with global tube & pipe producer Tenaris to build a oil country tubular goods (OCTG) plant in the Surgut area of West Siberia.

US structural tubing prices hold steady after mill increases

Prices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States have held steady in the wake of late-January price increase announcements from at least six tube mills.