Nucor, Gerdau boost rebar prices $25/ton

Mar 13, 2013 | 03:41 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Nucor Corp., Gerdau, rebar, merchant bar, structural products, price increases, scrap surcharge, construction Samuel Frizel

NEW YORK — Nucor Corp. has announced a net price increase of $25 per ton ($1.25 per hundredweight) on concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) following an uptick in scrap prices last week.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker raised its raw materials surcharge on rebar, merchant bar and structural products by $35 per ton ($1.75 per cwt) but lowered its base prices by $10 per ton (50 cents per cwt), resulting in the $25-per-ton net increase in transaction prices effective with April 1 shipments, the steelmaker said in a March 12 letter to customers. Nucor’s surcharge is based on AMM’s consumer buying price for shredded automotive scrap in Chicago, which rose $35 this month (amm.com, March 7).....





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