Merchant bar demand, prices steady

Aug 16, 2013 | 02:27 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  steel, steel long products, merchant bar products, pricing, angles, channels, flats, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Market conditions in merchant bar were described as steady this past week, with little to suggest a change in prices in the near term.

“I haven’t heard anything (on a possible price rise) and they (mills) are not expressing that sentiment,” one Midwest service center source said, adding that this reflected market conditions.
“As far as I see, there haven’t been any net changes. It’s just been flat.” ....

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