June 2020

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Welded Linepipe and OCTG Market Tracker

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EU toughens existing safeguard measures in second review

The European Commission (EC) has toughened the existing safeguard measures on imports of steel products in the second review of the matter, it said on Tuesday June 30.

US structural tubing price slips again; demand outlook mixed

The price for hollow structural sections (HSS) in the United States fell further on Thursday June 25, with market participants sharing mixed demand outlooks while some tube mills seem to have rescinded earlier price increases.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Market falls again but demand set to rise on construction restarts

The price of steel hollow sections in Europe continued to move downward on Wednesday June 24 with the market remaining weak, sources have told Fastmarkets.

US structural tubing price slips; market mixed on tube increases

The price for hollow structural sections (HSS) in the United States fell slightly on Thursday June 18, with market participants mixed on demand outlook and tube price increases.

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Seamless OCTG and Linepipe Market Tracker

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EUROPE SECTIONS: Market remains under pressure ahead of quota renewal

Prices for hollow steel sections in Europe continued to move down on Wednesday June 17, with feedstock prices continuing to fall ahead of the imminent renewal of the EU's import quotas, sources told Fastmarkets.

EUROPE SECTIONS: Market weakens slightly, stocks pile up at mills [CORRECTED]

Prices of hollow steel sections in Europe fell slightly on Wednesday June 10, with stocks at mills increasing because they are trading less than they produce, sources told Fastmarkets.

US standard pipe prices, market sentiment mixed

Domestic standard pipe prices were flat in the United States, while some imported standard pipe and mechanical tubing prices fell due to soft market conditions on Tuesday June 9.

TURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: Rising raw materials costs, improving local demand lead to rise in export prices

Turkish steel pipe export prices recovered over the past month, in line with improving demand in the local market and rising raw materials costs, sources said on Wednesday June 10.