‘Hungry’ mills cut deals as sheet demand stalls
Feb 13, 2013 | 03:51 PM
| Catherine Ngai
NEW YORK The domestic steel sheet market appears to be dragging its feet this week as buyers report that much of the momentum gained during the latest round of price hikes is effectively gone.
"I think the sad truth is that the number never really got where we thought it was. Whatever momentum (was) generated from the last round of hikes has effectively lost its steam. I think ... it fell a little short," said one Midwest sheet buyer. "Demand with our customersthe end-usersis still relatively soft. Overall, our customer demand is weakening and volumes arent spectacular.....
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