Market split on structural tubing hikes

Jan 07, 2014 | 03:25 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  hollow structural sections, HSS, price increases, HSS imports, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Structural tubing sources are split on whether further price increases are imminent in light of a pre-Christmas flat-rolled boost by domestic mills.

"Yes, I do believe there will be one, once flat-rolled prices start picking up," one mill source said of impending price increases.

Hollow structural sections (HSS) mills consistently raised prices in step with flat-rolled increases in the latter part of last year, pushing AMM’s HSS price to $1,000 per ton ($50 per cwt) by the end of December, up 7.5 percent from $930 per ton ($46.50 per cwt) in late September.....

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