Iron and steel import, export prices drop, copper climbs

Nov 11, 2010 | 12:04 PM |

U.S. iron and steel import prices fell 1 percent in October from the previous month and export prices slid 1.8 percent in the same comparison, but other commodity metal prices rose, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Although the iron and steel import price index fell to 227.0 last month, it improved 17 percent from October 2009, and the iron and steel export price index of 192.1 increased 10 percent from a year ago.....

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