Pipe, tube market braces for uncertain 2013
Nov 29, 2012 | 01:48 PM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Pipe and tube market players dont expect much year-end holiday cheer, with most buyers still sidelined by an uncertain business outlook, low prices and a slowdown in drilling.
While some sources see now as a good time to buy based on announced price increases, others say previous hikes havent held, at least not in full.
"If you add up all the price announcements since last year, prices should be up about 50 percent," one distributor source said. "At least on our side of the fenceand Im not the best buyer in the worldthey havent really stuck."....
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