Merchant bar market ho-hum, prices flat

Sep 13, 2013 | 05:27 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  merchant bar, angles, channels, flats, steel imports, trade case, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — The merchant bar market remained steady this past week as sources reported lackluster demand and flat pricing.

"Nothing at all exciting to write home about. We’re stumbling forward, I guess," one East Coast distributor said.

U.S. prices for 2- x 2- x ¼-inch angles remain at $753 per ton ($37.65 per hundredweight), 3- x 3- x ¼-inch angles at $762 per ton ($38.10 per cwt), 8- x 11.5-inch channels at $747 per ton ($37.35 per cwt) and ½- x 4-inch flats at $757 per ton ($37.85 per....

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