West Coast flat-roll prices continue slide

Apr 23, 2013 | 10:17 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, hot-rolled, cold-rolled, galvanized, West Coast, CSI, UPI, imports Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Flat-rolled steel prices continue to fall on the West Coast amid indications that some offshore suppliers want to re-enter the market.

Domestic hot-rolled coil prices for certain large service centers and end-users have fallen below $640 per ton ($32 per hundredweight) delivered into the region. This appears to represent as much as another $10-per-ton price cut, on top of the $20-per-ton decline to $640 to $660 per ton ($32 to $33 per cwt) reported earlier this month (amm.com, April 9). ....

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