Hot-rolled prices ease; cold-rolled strengthens

Jan 17, 2014 | 04:55 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, steel prices, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. Midwest hot-rolled steel sheet prices slipped this past week for the first time since mid-September on the back of shortened lead times and weaker order books, sources said, although cold-rolled prices edged up on tighter demand.

Reaction to the slight decline in hot-rolled pricing was mixed among buy- and sell-side sources, with some citing a momentary weakness in the spot market on a slow start in business coupled with some mills showing weak order books because they lost out on some contracts. ....

Latest Pricing Trends


Are you stocking more inventory today than 18 months ago?


View previous results