West Coast flat-rolled prices holding steady

Aug 29, 2013 | 06:23 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  West Coast flat-rolled, flat-rolled steel, California Steel Industries, CSI, USS-Posco Industries, steel prices, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast prices for flat-rolled steel remain steady as one of the region’s two major producers continues to hold out on the latest price hike and buyers brace for what is becoming a traditional end-of-year slowdown.

Fontana, Calif.-based California Steel Industries Inc. hasn’t yet joined the latest round of industry price hikes on its line of hot-rolled, hot-rolled pickled and oiled, cold-rolled and galvanized sheet, according to market sources (amm.com, Aug. 14). Pittsburg, Calif.-based USS-Posco Industries Inc., CSI’s main rival in the region, previously told customers it would raise prices for hot-rolled picked and oiled, cold-rolled and galvanized sheet by $20 per ton effective Aug. 7 (amm.com, Aug.....





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