West Coast steel tube prices holding

Jan 03, 2013 | 05:22 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel structural tubing, hollow structural sections, A500, Grade B, South Korea, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Structural steel tubing prices on the West Coast weathered a weak December market, with both buyers and mills reporting steady tags in the first week of the new year following a fourth-quarter price boost.

Everyday prices for core sizes of A500 Grade B hollow structural sections (HSS) are reportedly holding in a nominal range of $48 to $49 per hundredweight ($960 to $980 per ton) in the Los Angeles market, representing at least a portion of the $2-per-cwt ($40-per-ton) increase announced by West Coast mills that was due to take place in mid-November (amm.com,....





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