HSS demand said to be strengthening

Jan 21, 2014 | 03:54 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  steel, hollow structural sections, HSS, price increases, demand, hot coil prices, Atlas Tube, Inc. JMC Steel Group

NEW YORK — There was optimism for hollow structural sections (HSS) demand as several domestic mills announced $20-per-ton increases over the past few days, but market participants questioned whether coil prices will hold up to support the increase.

"I perceive a strengthening in the market. Volumes are holding and margins are holding, which is kind of a good way to start off the year," one Midwest mill source said. ....





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