Low demand pressures W. Coast steel tubing

Feb 21, 2013 | 05:55 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel tubing, A500 grade B hollow structural sections, HSS, imports, Marcel Van Dijk, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Prices for structural steel tubing on the West Coast are showing the effects of continuing low demand as competition among local producers intensifies.
While core sizes of A500 Grade B hollow structural sections (HSS) delivered in the Los Angeles market are reported at $960 to $980 per ton ($48 to $49 per hundredweight), market sources said an increasing amount of tubing appears to be selling in a lower range of $940 to $960 per ton ($47 to $48 per cwt). ....

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